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A Guide to the Safe Removal of Honey Bee Colonies from Buildings

By Clive A Stewart & Stuart A Roberts,

Forewarded by Professor Thomas Seeley

The general public are becoming more aware of the plight of ‘bees’. This is, more accurately,
the plight of pollinating insects. Dave Goulson, in his book, (see Silent Earth: Averting the
Insect Apocalypse) has called it the ‘Insect Apocalypse’ and this has meant that many people
now believe honey bees to be a protected species. The term ‘bees’ in this context means all
bees and, in the UK, there are about 250 species of bees. However, this book is concerned
with just a single species namely Apis mellifera the western honey bee.
The general public, in the UK, think that the honey bee is a protected species, and that
destruction is not an option. This is not true in the UK but the feral colonies (those living in
cavities other than managed bee hives) are considered to be a valuable genetic resource and
should not be destroyed if it can be avoided. In this book, the authors have tried, in some
way, to describe the processes and thoughts any bee remover needs to undertake before,
during and after the removal of feral honey bees from a building or other such structure.
Geoff Hopkinson B.E.M, NDB February 2022

Only £17.99 +P&P

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