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Beeing careful when handling Bees!

If you mention problems with bees to most pest controllers, their first thought would probably be of honey bees. Yet bee control can also include masonry bees and occasionally bumble bees. Each species requires specific attention.

In some ways honey bees are strange pests for pesties to be involved with at all. Jane Moseley, Operations Director of the British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) points out beekeeping is a significant industry in itself.

“There are over 24,000 amateur beekeepers in the UK”, which if you think about it, is a far larger number than there are pest controllers.

The BBKA estimates that one in three mouthfuls of food we eat is dependent on pollination from bees. So with bees being such an important species, what are the potential problems we may face?

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