How might one remove bees from under one's shed?

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Found 1st Aug 2010
They seem to have made an enterance near the shed door and have tunnelled underneath. I have no idea on how many there are, but sounds like lots! They have managed to get inside the shed too, they can crawl through the floor.

I want to start using the shed more so they need to go. Can you get insect killer spray that'll kill them? And how do I make sure I've got them all? How do I get to the nest, do I have to rip the floor up of the shed??

Any help appreciated!!!!

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Not sure this is the best of guides but it is a start

ehow.co.uk/how…tml

i thought bees were protected oops sorry i got it wrong just looked it up, ring local council or local bee keeper perhaps they could help
Edited by: "ttwcd" 1st Aug 2010

one you contact ones council to obtain ones permission to use ones insect repellant. Failing that one could call in ones pest control company to undertake one procedure to eliminate ones bee nesting problem underneath ones shed. Either one should be satisfactory to allow one to have access to ones shed.

nothing helpfull to add but love the wording in the title, might one not get one's groundsmen to sort it http://im-smiley.com/imgs/laughing/laughing012.gif hope you sort it

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GentleTouch

one you contact ones council to obtain ones permission to use ones insect … one you contact ones council to obtain ones permission to use ones insect repellant. Failing that one could call in ones pest control company to undertake one procedure to eliminate ones bee nesting problem underneath ones shed. Either one should be satisfactory to allow one to have access to ones shed.



Terrible grammEr!

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asayer

Not sure this is the best of guides but it is a … Not sure this is the best of guides but it is a starthttp://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5519242_rid-bee-hives.html



Problem is one can't see one's bee hive, nor would one really bee able to get at it without ripping one's shed apart!

What type of bee is it? As honey bees are protected and can only be removed by a bee keeper.

Aw don't kill the little bees! If it was wasps I would be saying kill the little blighters!!

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Shellywelly

What type of bee is it? As honey bees are protected and can only be … What type of bee is it? As honey bees are protected and can only be removed by a bee keeper. Aw don't kill the little bees! If it was wasps I would be saying kill the little blighters!!



Well one doesn't want to kill them. But not sure what else one can do. One needs them all gone!!! One'll try to find a picture of one.

They are black with a red bum, slightly smaller than one would imagine one would be.

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http://rxwildlife.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rxBombus-lapidarius-queen-07.jpg

That is the closest one has found so far.

Bees are in short supply at the moment. Look up a local beekeeper & they'll come & sort it out for you.

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g1bbuk

Bees are in short supply at the moment. Look up a local beekeeper & … Bees are in short supply at the moment. Look up a local beekeeper & they'll come & sort it out for you.



Isn't that only if they're honey bees and they can get easy access to the hive?

Gallon of petrol + match = barking bees







(well they certainly go woof!)

have you tried an eviction notice?

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harlzter

Gallon of petrol + match = barking bees(well they certainly go woof!)




Would that have any impact on one's shed?

Banned

i'de go with aces suggestion

Benjimoron

[quote=harlzter] Gallon of petrol + match = barking bees(well they … [quote=harlzter] Gallon of petrol + match = barking bees(well they certainly go woof!)




Would that have any impact on one's shed?[/quote


Ones shed would go the way of ones former ISP, t'would be dead and buried good sir

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harlzter

Would that have any impact on one's shed?[/quoteOnes shed would go the … Would that have any impact on one's shed?[/quoteOnes shed would go the way of ones former ISP, t'would be dead and buried good sir



One wouldn't be suprised if one heard from them again!

They are bumble bees and lovely. Leave them alone. They are docile.

One would be very sad to learn that some other one had done them in!

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chesso

They are bumble bees and lovely. Leave them alone. They are docile.One … They are bumble bees and lovely. Leave them alone. They are docile.One would be very sad to learn that some other one had done them in!



One is absolutely petrified of them though and one needs to use one's shed!

One'd rather just politely ask them to move one but one doesn't see that working.

None of the local beekeepers were interested when I told them about the bees in my garden. They were the wrong type of bee apparently oO

weird, we also have a nest of bumble bee's recently move into a crack under our shed.
not gonna touch them tho, they are doing no harm, even tho i have a phobia of bee's/wasps, i can cope with bees but wasps would have to die.

Put one of these signs outside your shed, they may get a complex and move on

Benjimoron

One is absolutely petrified of them though and one needs to use one's … One is absolutely petrified of them though and one needs to use one's shed!One'd rather just politely ask them to move one but one doesn't see that working.


Well. this is my day for not being quite correct!
It looks like these particular bumble bees are a bit more agressive than other species, near to the nest, so perhaps you are right to be wary/terrified.

Could you ring your local naturalist society for advice?

your bee looks like this species

this says it's a bit angsty!

Edited by: "chesso" 1st Aug 2010

Smoke them out.

Banned

shauneco

Smoke them out.


+1

or just wait a few months and then they'll have died cos of cold (I think!).

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csiman

+1or just wait a few months and then they'll have died cos of cold (I … +1or just wait a few months and then they'll have died cos of cold (I think!).



I've read that they'll go after the summer, wanted to start using shed straight away though.

Maybe I'll wait until end of September you reckon? Then try to block enterances, only problem is that it'd be quite difficult to block all the way round the shed and they may well make themselves another enterance.

I'm going to put new flooring in the shed as I don't want them popping up and suprising me!!!

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chesso

Well. this is my day for not being quite correct! It looks like these … Well. this is my day for not being quite correct! It looks like these particular bumble bees are a bit more agressive than other species, near to the nest, so perhaps you are right to be wary/terrified. Could you ring your local naturalist society for advice?your bee looks like this speciesthis says it's a bit angsty!



Thanks for the info, they've definately got to go!!!

Could you not pour a big jug full of boiling water through the floor of the shed and hope you get the queen?

Personally I would probably wait for winter.

http://cultureshoq.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/supersoaker50.jpg

However, I miss the bees so perhaps you should let them stay.

MBeeching

However, I miss the bees so perhaps you should let them stay.



To small, i would hire this bloke

http://images.sscentral.org/makes/cps2000_prototype.jpg

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Ungreat

Could you not pour a big jug full of boiling water through the floor of … Could you not pour a big jug full of boiling water through the floor of the shed and hope you get the queen?Personally I would probably wait for winter.



Nice idea, I'm really not sure where the nest is though. Plus I'd probably ruin the floor in the process??

boiling soapy water will sort them right out.
Edited by: "scott1295" 2nd Aug 2010

Jesus - everyone's a killer on here!

They are non-aggressive, stop being such a woman and leave them along and they'll do likewise.

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moob

Jesus - everyone's a killer on here!They are non-aggressive, stop being … Jesus - everyone's a killer on here!They are non-aggressive, stop being such a woman and leave them along and they'll do likewise.



But I could really do with making good use of the shed. Lookis like I'm waiting a couple of months then sealing it all up after removing what I can.

http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_2009_07_14__07_49_59/TN8.jpg9ea74974-69e4-4e6e-b128-8ef76945f026Large.jpg

Though be warned there might be some wear and tear on the shed from trying to shove it under there in a rush not to get stung.

Benjimoron

But I could really do with making good use of the shed. Lookis like I'm … But I could really do with making good use of the shed. Lookis like I'm waiting a couple of months then sealing it all up after removing what I can.



You still can though, they are not aggressive unless you mess with them.

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moob

You still can though, they are not aggressive unless you mess with them.



Think Chesso said earlier that you can't get within about 7 foot of the nest otherwise they'll see you as a hostile? Or maybe i read that somewhere?

Either way, can't use it properly until they're gone. Only a couple of months so not the end of the world!

All the articles I have read on that particular bumblebee say that it will fly around your head ("menacingly") to try to get you away if you approach the nest - not sting you. They should only sting if you physically disturb the nest or harm any of the bees - like most bee species they are fairly docile. This behaviour applies specifically to this species of bumblebee though, and there's a chance you have misidentified it (check here). If you want to use the shed then seal the holes they are using in the shed with concrete. If you want to kill them call pest control for advice.

Guess what? I discovered this afternoon that there is a 6" wasp nest in a shrub near to the house. I am terrified of wasps!!! It seems that our council no longer do wasp nest removal ( or hardly any other services * gritting teeth*)
I'd swap you your bumble bees for my wasps, Bazz.
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