In the UK alone, there are over 250 species of bees, the most common being the bumblebee, mason bee, honey bee and the mining bee.
Male bees can’t actually sting, it’s the queen bee and female workers who you have to watch out for, although it’s difficult to establish the difference apart from the size difference (for the queen bee). If you do find a hive in your home, do not attempt to move the nest as a swarm of bees will attack you, contact Kill Line who offer domestic and commercial pest control services in the North East of England.
The typical bee hive can be found almost anywhere, where the bees believe are appropriate and safe such as bushy gardens, rock crevices and even under the roof of your home. However some bees can nest underground in abandoned animal holes and in compost heaps so if you’re clearing out your garden, please check these areas before disposing of any compost or rubbish.
Usually, the male drones and female workers will return to the same hive every year. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you have the beehive removed safely by pest control experts, such as Kill Line who offer exceptional bee control services in the North East.