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Topic # 225956 12-Dec-2017 20:44
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I found a bee nest while clearing some overgrown trees. I dont want to resort to killing them so is there any cost effective way of removing them safely?

 

They are big as bumble bee variety if it helps :p


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  Reply # 1917701 12-Dec-2017 20:50
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Check Trade Me. I'm sure I've seen listings for people who remove them at no cost to you.




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  Reply # 1917702 12-Dec-2017 20:51
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Check out this page: http://kiwimana.co.nz/bee-swarm-catchers/





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  Reply # 1917740 12-Dec-2017 22:25
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Try contact your local beekeepers club, they normally collect swarms for free.


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  Reply # 1917773 13-Dec-2017 03:02
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If they are bumblebees, after a few months, they will actually abandon the nest on their own accord. And move elsewhere. Had a bumblebee nest establish itself in my compost bin once. Sure enough 3 months later, they had moved out.

 

 






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  Reply # 1917816 13-Dec-2017 08:19
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And if they are bumblebees, then why would anybody want to get rid of them?

 

They're not aggressive, and pollinate plenty of garden plants.  If you want to reduce the chance of being stung, avoid wearing blue - especially loose fitting blue clothes. 


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  Reply # 1917817 13-Dec-2017 08:21
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Bumblebees are cute as. I'd let them be.





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  Reply # 1917820 13-Dec-2017 08:24
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And if they are bumblebees, then why would anybody want to get rid of them?

 

They're not aggressive, and pollinate plenty of garden plants.  If you want to reduce the chance of being stung, avoid wearing blue - especially loose fitting blue clothes. 

 

 

Property is tenanted, dont want risk of kids getting stung by them and i need to clear the bush around them otherwise they start becoming homes to all sorts of nasties


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  Reply # 1917821 13-Dec-2017 08:25
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Make a flamethrower with a large can of hairspray and cigarette lighter and unleash hell...

 

Just kidding, I love bees. Leave them bee...

 

 


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t0ny:

 

Property is tenanted, dont want risk of kids getting stung by them and i need to clear the bush around them otherwise they start becoming homes to all sorts of nasties

 

 

 

 

Tell their kids to stay inside like normal kids and watch YouTube all day ;)

 

 





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  Reply # 1917830 13-Dec-2017 08:54
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Beekeepers are always keen to get their hands on new bees. Call one up - there should be an online directory and they will almost certainly remove for free.

 

Don't kill bees - their numbers are already dwindling.






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  Reply # 1917831 13-Dec-2017 08:56
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Zeon:

 

Beekeepers are always keen to get their hands on new bees. Call one up - there should be an online directory and they will almost certainly remove for free.

 

Don't kill bees - their numbers are already dwindling.

 

 

They'll only be interested in honey bees. These ones are bumble bees.

 

 


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  Reply # 1917838 13-Dec-2017 09:02
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Get the tenants to embrace the Bees and to live with them and learn about them. Bumble Bees are not interested in Humans and are not aggressive. Bees are vital for our existence.





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  Reply # 1917839 13-Dec-2017 09:03
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Charge the bees a fair and reasonable rent.

 

 


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  Reply # 1917850 13-Dec-2017 09:19
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Increase rent to reflect the added amenity of an on site bumble bee nest.  Seriously though bumble bees are very low risk.

 

If the tenants keep the lawns mown there won't be lawn flowers to attract them onto the grass.  Beyond that you have to trap or harass a bumble bee to get stung. They are the most palcid of the stinging Hymenoptera

 

Personally I doubt you have any legal responsibility for wild insect in the vegetation of you rental property.  But I understand you may feel a duty of care beyond your legal obligations.  If you are concerned about clearing vegetation near their nest do it after sunset or wait a few months and they will be gone.

 

Some species of bumblebee are endangered, so maybe let them finish breeding and move on?

 

 

 

 





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I have contacted few ppl. If they are not able to do anything, i will leave the nest alone untill they go away 


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