It is of huge environmental benefit to encourage bees, but some specied are under threat therefore Less Pests Leicestershire and Rutland will advise nests should be left undistrubed if they are not causing a nuisance and we aim to do everything we can to remove bees without harming them. Below is some further information about Bees.


Bee Facts

There are several different species of bees however not all of them are protected.


Honey bees have protected status, but if they prove to be a serious risk to health eg, in a home or office, then they can be removed or in circumstances where access means they cannot be removed, unfortunately, the only option may be to destroy them. Honey bee colonies will become very active during certain times of the year and will find places to rest during the day, before moving on.

Bumble bees nest during summer, which is evidenced by increased activity near the nesting area. Bumble bees do not swarm.

Solitary Bees, include mason and mining bees, whose main purpose are pollinators and do not produce wax or honey. Solitary bees are generally safe around pets and children.

Bees, generally are not a threat to humans, but if you find yourself near to a nest or swarm, then it is likely that they bees see you as a threat and you should expect to be stung. Therefore, we recommend that bees nests are removed as soon as possible.

Do I have a Bee problem?

If you see a high level of activity near to your property, then it is likely that there is a nest nearby. However, humans and bees can co-exists with few problems or nuisances. The problems arise when thousands swarm in one area. 

Bee nest removal


We advise to never attempt to remove a nest yourself. There is a high chance that you will receive several stings that can cause severe allergic reactions, even anaphylactic shock. Less Pests Leicestershire and Rutland are fully trained in pest control and are experienced with removing bees. If you have a bee problem, you will need one of the following services:

  • Bee Nest and Swarm Removal: Swarms can be physically removed and will not harm the bees. We will then endeavour to relocate the whole swarm.

  • Hive Removal: If a hive (the honeycomb nest) has been created in your property, then it will need to be removed, as more problems can arise in the future. Honey bees nest is made up of sugars that can attract all manner of other pests, such as ants, flies and other creatures that will feed on the sugar. Honey can also damage ceilings and cause damp problems so it is important to remove a nest as soon as it is discovered.

  • Extermination: The the nest is in an area that has restriced access, then we can apply an eradication treatment, either a spray or powder, that will quickly kill them.

Relocation of Bees

Wherever possible, we will attempt to relocate bees and may contact a local bee keeper for assistance. We can relocate Bumble Bees and Honey Bees by carefully removing the nest into a suitable, secure container and rehoming at least 1-2 miles away from the original site (to avoid them returning to the same place). Any remaining bees will relocate and join a new colony or will die. Relocating bees can be an inconvenient and complicated process, but it is absolutely the right thing to do wherever possible.

Call us now for Bees Nest advice and Bees Nest Removal on 07707 893 976