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The domestic bee, an insect badly protected by law !

Who's the bee ?

l'abeille, Apis mellificaLatin name : apis mellifica
Order hymenoptera
Family Apidated
Size 1 to 2 cm
Location : any habitat
Period : all year round

What you need to know about bees

It is rare that bees settle in houses regularly inhabited, but in the case of secondary residences, they can settle in a fireplace or in a wall cavity. if the nest is accessible, before considering its destruction, try to contact a beekeeper who will be delighted to recover them.

It is important to protect bees

l'abeille - vue de dessus Bees are protected by the laws of February 25, 1975 and July 5, 1985, but these decrees aim at the use of phytosanitary products vis-à-vis pollinators in general and have no sufficient approach to the protection of bees itself. Unfortunately, it is not protected by law and yet bee is an essential element of plant pollination!

Mail from a beekeeper:
"If the beekeepers don't always intervene, it's often because they can't, because they don't always have their degree of curator, climbing and even less funambule.
Indeed, a lot of bees colonies are inaccessible ( chimney pipes, under-toilet, etc.). they represent only very exceptionally (1/100) a danger to the occupants of a house.
People no longer know how to apprehend this nature which has become alien to them and do not understand when it comes to them (even if it is the bee, this exceptional pollinator that allows man to feed himself in the best conditions).
As I say very often to my interlocutors, " remove the fear parameter and the problem is solved.".
But soon, the problem will no longer be one, because all wild colonies, isolated or unprotected against the Asian frelon will naturally disappear.".

Frequently asked questions about bees, bees and bees

Topic: Bees
Q: How to protect my secondary residence from bees. It's twice what settles behind a shutter, and naturally it makes damage to the wood with honey and it's dangerous for us.
R: I understand and it is unfortunately very common on secondary residences. bees, bees, bees, bees and we have no solution to suggest you to prevent them from getting settled when you are absent !

Topic: Bees
Q: I live in the countryside and I have charming neighbors overlooking our pleasant garden "32 bees hives." after big heats we have installed a pool for children, unfortunately bees rather enjoy this approach and our area of happiness has turned into a real nightmare, aggressive we can no longer enjoy our garden even without swimming pool!
R: Bees are protected insects and they seek water to drink. We have no solution to offer you !

Topic: Bees
Q: I have a bee swarm installed in my fireplace in the fireplace between the brick and the fireplace. How could I get rid of it without them entering the house? I've got a couple of them that came into my basement because my home is downstairs. Is it dangerous to heat the home or could it get them out? Would it be better to wait for winter?
R: I'm going to have trouble answering you, I find the testm hard in your duct! One thing is safe, the coming winter, they will take their winter quarters and sleep several months. If you come in, they'll all die. to make them go away and be quiet, you close your driveway with a mosquito net, and you make burn of the grinding product that releases a thick smoke, those who will not leave will probably die.

Topic: Bees charpentières
Q: What product to use to permanently get rid of fleshy bees that elected home in the wooden beam of our terrace, in the morning we find plenty of sawdust on the tiles? I'm telling you that in 1999 we had a company specializing in the treatment of carpenters with injection of this product: xylophene sop 2000 ese certifies ctb p,+ but every year in heat they come back.
R: I'm not sure our insecticide will solve your problem. the fleshy bee in general attacks only woods that are fragile (wet attack and mushrooms). You should check with a nail if your wood is hard or soft.

Topic: Bees charpentières

Q: I would like to know if your insecticide 4j 10% is effective against flesh bees. If I refer to your advice, I should change my roof, the problem is that it costs very expensive.
R: Bees are not dangerous insects but it is true that they dig nests in rather tender or damaged woods, which can be bothering if you have a lot of them! Insecticide 4j diluted to 10% kills freons. So there's no reason why he doesn't kill that kind of bug.

Topic: Let's go

Q: Bumblebees elected home behind my child's room placo. I broke a part of the wall but I can just see their presence without accessing the nest directly. and the roof is too high to butcher access. Even if it is not dangerous and if they are useful, I would like to let them go or prevent them from continuing the development of the nest. What products do you propose to push or destroy svp bumblebees?
R: In repulsive we still have no product for this type of insect. insecticide, a product like pestal is very effective but its reach is a few meters.

Topic: Let's go

Q: We have 1 bourdons colony in a corner of the garden (small garden) located between 0 and 1 m from the ground. We discovered this while we wanted to unwieldy. How do we do it to dislodge them because they're keeping us out of trouble ?

What are the appropriate products and protective clothing ?

R: As you know may be, the Buddha, just like the bee, remains an essential insect to our ecosystem. it is one of the great pollinators of our environment. This bug is not aggressive. Only females, feeling assaulted can bite. a this title must be considered, to the extent possible, solutions to the movement of the nest rather than pure and simple destruction. all bumblebees born in the spring die in the fall. only the queen hibernates and springs in the spring. If the bourdon colony elected to live in a corner of the garden and it does not disturb your daily life, I would advise you to leave them. moving a nest is complicated and can be dangerous (black risk).

If this bumblebee nest is a problem and you must come to its destruction, we can advise you our natural insecticide 4j. This insecticide solution is to be diluted in a sprayer with water up to 10% (900ml water + 100ml concentrated insecticide). a apply directly to the nest in question.

Be careful not to take unconsidered risks. wear long clothes. Call a professional if you don't feel like doing it.