Bees Management Service
Honey and Bumble Bees are social insects and live in nests or colonies. They are very important as flowering plant pollinators. Bees are not aggressive, and do not search for something to attack. Instead, they are defensive and will attack only whatever seems to threaten the nest or colony.
Bees need ‘permanent quarters’ to rear their young. Attics, hollow walls and sub-floors of buildings are perfect for this. It is here were people come into contact with the hive entrance. The ‘Guard Bees’ become very aggressive and attempt to sting the person interfering with the nest.
The normal reaction to Bee stings is local pain for several minutes followed by swelling at the sting site which subsides in a few hours. First aid consists of removing the stinger with a finger nail without squeezing the venom sac. A cold compress will reduce pain and swelling. If the reaction is severe, consult a doctor immediately as death can occur from severe allergic reactions.