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Bumble Bees in my loft

On 6 May 2017 at 7:52am Tim wrote:
I have a steady stream of Bumble Bees flying into my loft via the eaves (presumably nesting). Given their importance to the environment I guess they are not classified as a pest. How therefore do I get rid of them? Any experts out there?
On 6 May 2017 at 8:15am Mario wrote:
You could try ringing the local beekeepers club
on 01273 813045 for advice. They will probably have somebody living locally who will be willing to harvest the honey for you.
On 6 May 2017 at 8:26am Bee Lover wrote:
Why would you want to get rid of them?
Are you sure they're bumble bees?
On 6 May 2017 at 8:31am Wasp wrote:
Are they carrying sticks with burnt toast stuck to the end? If so, then definitely bumblebees!
On 6 May 2017 at 8:45am Mr Bumble wrote:
This may help

Check it out here »
On 6 May 2017 at 9:04am Call the council wrote:
They got rid of the squirrel in my loft, no charge
On 6 May 2017 at 10:19am Tim wrote:
Thanks Mr Bumble. I found the same website. Not sure which type of Bumble Bee I have. It recommends leaving the nest in place until they move on naturally. Now, can I live with that?
On 6 May 2017 at 11:11am bee wrote:
They won't do you any harm so why remove them? They are incredibly important
On 6 May 2017 at 12:33pm Staniel wrote:
Please consider leave them. They're polite and tidy lodgers and the planet needs more of them.
On 6 May 2017 at 2:21pm Apis wrote:
We can't do without Apis.
On 8 May 2017 at 6:15pm buzz_aldrin wrote:
Local beekeepers keep HONEY BEES so won't be interested in Bumble Bees. White tailed bumbles Bombus lucorum (not APIS as mentioned above) are pretty harmless so maybe live with them. Meanwhile, if you have a swarm visit: www.bbka.org.uk/swarm

Check it out here »
On 9 May 2017 at 9:12am buzzybody wrote:
We had some bumble bees a year or two back. If they're not bothering you I'd recommend leaving them until Autumn. They all die off then and the queen goes off to hibernate somewhere for the winter so you can then safely block the gap they're coming in to make sure you don't get some less friendly visitors next year.
I'm not expert on this though!
On 9 May 2017 at 12:14pm Dragonfly wrote:
@ wasp I see what you did there , but there's always a sting in the tail

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