Axholme Pest Control has a policy of doing everything possible to protect Bees and will only apply a treatment to resolve a situation that provides a serious situation to human health and safety. Most bee situations can be resolved with good professional advice. For example, Solitary and Masonry Bees do not sting, so why would you want to destroy them? Swarming Honey Bees are generally only passing through your location whilst looking for a new home, and if they do decide to stay, but are causing a nuisance, the local Beekeeper should be your first call.
Bumblebees are extremely placid and very rarely sting unless severely provoked. They are more then happy getting on with their own business rather than affecting yours, our professional and knowledgeable technicians will give the customer piece at mind whilst giving good advice.
If you do have a bee problem, do not hesitate to contact Axholme Pest Control a call, we are here to help!
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea and are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila.
There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
Some species including honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees live socially in colonies. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients.
Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bee pollination is important both ecologically and commercially; the decline in wild bees has increased the value of pollination by commercially managed hives of honey bees.