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    Help .... we have a swarm of bees - think they're honey bees. Can anyone help or advise what to do?

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    leave them be........lol. had a swam in my garden couple of years ago, blacked out the garden for 10 mins, then regrouped together into a basketball sized ball high in a tree, then half hour later were gone,


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    Hope you're right kriklah but think they might have gone into the wall

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    sent you a pm

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    Is there a beekeeper out there who can help with this please? Highland Council won't help as the bees as a protected species. Give me a ring on 07522 334561

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    see if there is a Caithness bee group and get in touch with them

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    I've spoken to someone in Groats but unfortunately he was unable to come as far as Halkirk

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    "Life is a sexually transmitted disease, with 100% fatality." R.D.Laing

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    Thanks - they can't help either

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    a mate of mine had a similar problem and he ended up borrowing a hive in the hope they would use it and if they did he would throw a plastic sheet over the hive and get it removed. They did actually use the hive after a few days and it's sat at the bottom of his garden now and he gets a good supply of both wax and honey now. might be worth a try?
    "I want to die peacefully in my sleep just like my grandfather did......not screaming in terror like his passengers"

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    Thanks Gaz, we're going to give that a go tomorrow

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    Leave them 'bee' is the best advice.
    I accidentally mowed the top off a hive that they'd dug into my lawn, needless to say when a swarm shot out there was some sphincter action. But they soon went about their business.

    I too was in the same boat, didn't have a clue and no one could help as protected.

    That was a couple of weeks ago and they've gone now. Apparently the trick is not to breath over them, that sets them off.

    Was actually quite fascinating watching them work.


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    Thanks Phill

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    Honey bees in the lawn - how very strange - usually the lovely bumble that nest in the ground.

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    Well, when I say lawn.....
    It was a bit overgrown as we've been having work done and the 'lawn' hadn't been touched this year. More like a rough wasteland but I like to think of it as lawn.


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    Hi, i am a beekeeper and i would be willing to come and have a look and, if possible, take the swarm away for you. PM me your details if you want me to come?

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