Bumble Bees

Preventative Treatment

Food

Access

Harbourage

(possible nest sites)

not applicable pinhole mesh over vents pinhole mesh over vents

Conditions of Service by Stirling Council

  • Bumble Bees are naturally occurring, beneficial to nature and generally harmless, some species of which are endangered Stirling Council will only treat in exceptional circumstances
  • remedial action by a builder may be recommended to prevent possible future re-colonisation

 Location

If the location of the infestation is outside of the house please make the area identifiable ie mark with chalk or other and only do so if it is safe (ie please do not climb trees or mark area that is inaccessible ie on a roof etc)

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Definition of a bumble bee by Wikipedia

Information

  • forms nests in soil banks, holes in trees, beneath buildings
  • recognisable as being larger and furrier than honey bees
  • each colony has one queen
  • workers are very active foraging over a wide area
  • mainly feed on pollen
  • colonies survive for many years
  • colonies usually small (4-6 inches),amber in colour, sticky clump of circular cells
  • NHS Direct information on treating stings

Other

  • some but not all may sting
  • generally they will not attack a human unless their life is under threat
  • are beneficial to nature by pollinating flowers

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