Dealing With Wasps' & Bees' Nests


So, you've spotted a bees' or wasps' nest in your loft, under the eaves or in your shed. What should you do? Follow our guide to find out


Relocating Bees' Nests

There are lots of different types of bees - including bumble bees and honey bees, solitary bees and mason bees. Bees are precious so you should never kill them or attempt to destroy their nests - instead, you'll need to call a beekeeper to relocate them.

Where Do Bees Live & Are They Dangerous?

It depends on the type of bee. Bumble bees will live in compost heaps, under the shed, in the ground or in holes in walls; solitary bees like soft soil and holes in walls, too, while mason bees like a sunny spot, often in a hole in a brick wall. None of these bees is aggressive.

Honey bees, the type kept in hives by beekeepers, will also live in roof or wall cavities, in a chimney or a hollow tree. If you see a swarm or nest of them, don't approach it, but contact your local council or a beekeeper to ask them to deal with it.

Who To Contact

Start with your local council. Or, contact a beekeeper in your area through the The British Beekeepers' Association

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