What are Honeybee Swarms? Each year between around April and July, almost every colony of honeybees will naturally swarm. This is regardless of whether the colony is kept in a hive by a beekeeper or is a feral colony living naturally in a tree or other location. Swarming is the honeybees natural method of reproduction. […]
How To Get Rid of Bees
How To Get Rid of Bees Bees are extremely important insects as far as our ecosystems are concerned. Without them many of the crops that we rely on would not be pollinated potentially leading to food shortages, did you know that there are around 70 crops in the UK which depend on our Bee pollination? […]
Why Are Bees Important?
Why Are Bees Important? Bees are a sign that spring is in the air and the blooms are starting to come out and in the UK we have over 250 species of bees with 24 types of bumblebees. Did you know, though, that bees are amongst the most important insects on the planet? That might […]
Honeybee Cut-Outs At iX5 Pest Control we are seeing a huge increase in the number of enquiries about our honeybee removal work (sometimes known as honeybee cut-outs). In the last 3 weeks we have undertaken a number of honeybee removal jobs, including removing an established colony from the ceiling of a listed building, another colony […]
How to Attract Bees this Spring
How to Attract Bees this Spring There are over 250 bee species in Britain, some of which are solitary, some annual colony formers and some which live in a continual colony (honey bees). One thing they all have in common is that they feed predominantly on nectar and pollen. Bees are fantastic little garden helpers, […]