During the warmer summer months many people experience problems with wasps and bees and call the pest control department for assistance. While wasps may be classified as a pest by most, bees in general are not and Cheltenham Borough Council does not deal with them. Although a bee sting can be deadly to those with allergies, virtually all bee species are non-aggressive if undisturbed and many cannot sting at all. Humans are often a greater danger to bees, as bees can be affected or even harmed by encounters with toxic chemicals in the environment.
What should you do if you encounter a swarm of bees?
You will find information about what to do if you find a swarm of bees on the Gloucestershire Bee Keepers Association website.