Bee Nest Removal in Manchester

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Our Accreditations

Who we are

Acorn started out as a small family-run business which was formed in 1990. At first, Acorn only specialised in Pest Control. However, due to the Chairman’s drive and expertise, Acorn expanded its service offering cleaning and clearances, part of their daily routine. In October 2021 Acorn expanded into the water hygiene sector and has qualified operatives with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Acorn has become a successful environmental service company; offering a great range of services to cover all areas, both internal and external for all types of industries, commercial, public and private clients within the North West and beyond, Acorn has more than 200 clients and employs 40 specialist staff members in their field.

Acorn is a family-orientated environmental service company who are happy to assist with any problem. Its target to make a difference to the environment drives its vision to REACT, COMMUNICATE and DELIVER the best service possible to its growing client portfolio.

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Bee Removal Experts Near Me

At Acorn, we love bees! So, if you need some bees to buzz off, you can count on our friendly experts to get the job done quickly and humanely.

The UK is home to over 250 species of bees, with the most popular or well-known being the bumblebee. Some of the other most common types of bees include:

  • Honeybee
  • Tawny mining bee
  • Common carder bee
  • Red mason bee

Bees are amazing creatures and, unless you’re allergic to them, they are generally not dangerous. However, if a bee nest is located in an inconvenient area, such as near a doorway or window, you could run the risk of getting stung. Additionally, bee nests can damage your property, especially if they are made of wood.

Call on us as soon as you notice a hive and we can get the job done before anything happens.

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How our bee removal service works

Get in touch

Call or email our team today to request a FREE quote for removing the bees on your property.

Get an expert consultation

Receive sound, honest advice on how we can safely and humanely deal with the bee hive or swarm.

Onsite visit

Once we have agreed on an action plan, our experts will visit your property to get the job done.


Urgent Support

Our highly knowledgeable team is available for 24/7 emergency help.

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Fully licensed pest controllers

Acorn Environment Services provide a fully licensed, insured and accredited service delivered by a workforce that is both prepared and equipped to provide tailored solutions to all pest problems.

Utilizing a cloud-based infrastructure with live job and vehicle tracking, Acorn Environmental Services adopts a transparent pricing strategy with clear upfront costs along with real-time job updates for convenience and reliability, you can also book and pay safely online.

As the risk profile caused by pests varies according to property and business activities, each query or concern is supported by a fully developed and trusted service that includes undertaking site surveys to ensure customers are provided with honest and appropriate advice, guidance and action to address every need.

What our clients are saying

Trust Pilot


"I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

Amanda Grimes


"Acorn were so helpful on there online chat I had an issue with pigeons nesting under my solar panels and didn't know what to do,withing an hour I'd been contacted given a quote and 24hrs after acorn had been cleaned all the mess up and removed all the nests and proofed all my solar panels stopping pigeons coming back under can't recommend enough!"

Gillian Brown


"Used Acorn for a garden/yard clearance! Superb service! The two guys who came (Chris and Chris) were polite, professional and friendly. Start to finish it took no more than half an hour! Very impressed, would highly recommend."

Ian Collett


"Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

Arielle Halter


"I had a pigeon problem so I contacted Acorn, they came out and got rid for me. They also did a house clearance for me at the same time. I was amazed at the quality of the work done, and the aftercare. I would 100% recommend them."

Martin Cowell


"Excellent Service thanks for attending so promptly and dealing with the problem and taking into consideration the complex needs of the situation."

Natalie Hatzer

Customer reviews

Swarm, nest and bee hive removal

Whether a swarm has come to visit, or a hive has fully moved into your soffits, we can get your bee problem under control.

1. Removing bee swarms

A bee swarm is a temporary grouping of bees that have left their hive in search of a new home. It’s possible to remove a swarm in a number of ways. These include:

  • Spraying the swarm with smoke: This will calm the bees and make them easier to handle.
  • Using a bee vacuum: This device will suck up the bees and transport them to a new hive.
  • Cutting out the honeycomb: This is a more destructive method, but it is sometimes necessary if the swarm is located in a difficult-to-reach area.

Once the bees have been removed, the beekeeper will either relocate them to a new hive or release them into the wild.

2. Removing bee hives or nests

A bee hive is a permanent home for a colony of bees. Because their nests are made from honeycomb, they can attract other pests such as ants and flies. It can even rot plasterboard ceilings and cause damp problems. That’s why it’s important to get in touch with an expert as soon as possible.

Removing a bee hive is similar to removing a swarm – you can spray the nest with smoke or use a bee vacuum to remove them separately. If the hive is ina difficult-to-reach area, it is possible to cut out the honeycomb. This is a more destructive method and will only be used as a last resort.

3. Bee Nest Removal in Difficult-to-Reach Areas

If you have a bee nest in a difficult-to-reach area, we can still help. While our main priority will always be to find the bees a new home, sometimes it’s not possible.

In these cases, and only as a very last resort, we use a highly effective powder or spray treatment that kills the bees quickly and painlessly.

Our bee removal experts have the experience and expertise to remove bee nests in even the most challenging locations. We will work with you to find a solution that is safe for you, your family, and the bees.

Why choose Acorn for bee pest control?

Let Acorn’s experts handle the situation

  • Report survey

    Knowledge & Support

    With 30+ years of experience, our specialist team can quickly and easily handle any pest control, water hygiene, or specialist cleaning job.

  • Speak with an expert

    Reports & Audits

    As members of several official bodies, including NPTA, we are dedicated to providing detailed reports and effective solutions for the problem you’re facing.

  • Support

    Aftercare & Support

    Our friendly teams of experts are on hand to answer any questions after the job’s completed.

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Protecting your property against bees

While bee stings are not nearly as bad as wasps, they can still cause severe reactions. Not only that, but bee hives can cause real damage to your property. That’s why it is important to put measures in place to stop them from moving in. Here are some tips on how to protect your home from bees:

  • Keep windows and doors closed: This will help to prevent bees from entering your home.
  • Install fly screens: Fly screens are a great way to keep bees out of your home, while still allowing fresh air to circulate.
  • Check for nests in early spring: Bee nests are often small and easy to deal with in early spring.
  • Seal bins: Bees are attracted to sweet smells, so make sure to seal any bins that contain food or garbage.
  • Use wasp traps: Wasp traps can help to catch bees and other pests.
  • Use peppermint oil: Peppermint oil is a natural repellent that can help to keep bees away.

If you have tried all of the above and you are still having problems with bees, get in touch and one of our pest control experts can help find you a solution.

Did you know Acorn also provides wasp nest removal?

Our services

Pest Control & Specialist Cleaning


Our pest control services deal with every aspect of pest infestation removal. We’ll provide an initial report, remove them, and then advise on how you can keep them from coming back in the future. For pest removal in your home or commercial property, no matter the size or nature of the infestation, trust Acorn Environment Services Ltd.

Water Hygiene

We offer a wide range of water hygiene services, including Legionella risk assessment, water sampling, and the cleaning & disinfection of water tanks. We carry out in-depth audits and follow strict health and safety guidelines designed to keep your water supply safe and hygienic. We also offer bespoke packages for our clients when needed.

Specialist Cleaning

We offer thorough specialist cleaning services designed to treat hard-to-reach areas, including any job considered outside of typical commercial and industrial cleaning. These include graffiti removal, biohazard cleaning, or fogging to remove bacteria and fungi. For more information on specialist cleaning, hit the link below.

Speak to a specialist today

Whatever hygiene improvement requirements you may have – from pest removal to commercial cleaning – we want to help. Speak to one of our specialists today to take the first steps towards a cleaner future.

Removing Bee Swarms Across The North West

We provide bee pest control services across the whole of the North West, but mainly focus on the following areas:

Bee nest removal FAQs

How much does bee removal cost?

We have been providing bee pest control services in the North West for over 30 years and are committed to providing the most competitive and efficient pricing. We understand that no two bee nest removals are the same, so our pricing is customised to each individual case. Our fully qualified team uses a combination of skill and modern equipment to safely and effectively remove bees from your property.

How do you remove bees?

To remove bees we first have to identify the type and location. Depending on the location and size of the nest, we then choose which method is best. This can include vacuuming, trapping, or physical removal.

Can I remove bees myself?

You should not try to remove bees by yourself as it could result in serious injury or harm to you or the bees. We will be able to safely remove the hive or swarm and, importantly, relocate the bees to a new home.

How do I get rid of bees in my cavity wall?

If you have bees in your cavity wall, get in touch and we will be able to remove the bees safely and without damaging your home.

Is it safe to be in the area while the bees are being removed?

It is safe to be in the area while bees are being removed as long as you have the correct protective gear.

What happens if you leave a bees’ nest?

If you leave a bees nest alone, the bees will continue to live in the nest until they die off. However, if the nest is in a dangerous location, such as near a doorway or window, you may want to have it removed.

How do I know if bees are pests?

Bees can become pests if they build their nests in or near human-inhabited areas and pose a threat to humans or pets. This could include aggressive behaviour, stinging, and the potential for allergic reactions.

Why are bees important?

Bees are an important part of our ecosystem and they play a vital role in pollination. We need to do everything we can to protect bees and their habitats, but we still don’t want them moving into our attic, walls or garden bushes. That’s where we come in, as our experts can quickly and humanely move the hive to a new, safe location.

Is it illegal to destroy a bees nest in the UK?

Yes, it is illegal to destroy a bees nest in the UK without a permit from your local authority. This is because bees are a protected species and their nests are considered to be their homes. If you find a bees nest on your property, contact Acorn and we can remove the bees safely and legally.

How long do bees stay in a nest?

The length of time that bees stay in a nest depends on the type of bee. Honeybees typically stay in a nest for one year, while bumblebees may stay in a nest for several years. When the bees in a nest die off, the queen bee will either start a new nest or die.

Do bees die after they sting you?

Only female bees have stingers and only the Honeybee will die after it stings you. They will only do this as a very last resort, as it means certain death for them. Because the stinger hooks into human skin in order for it to be effective, the Honeybee will literally have to self-amputate to be able to fly away.

Are bees and wasps the same?

Bees and wasps are not the same, though they are often confused as they can have a similar body shape. Bees are vital for pollination and should not be harmed, they typically have a light brown / brown-yellow colour, while wasps have distinct yellow and black bands around their abdomen.

How many types of bees are found in the UK?

There are actually over 250 species of bee to be found in the UK. While bumblebees tend to be the most ‘popular’ or well-known, there are a number of others that you can spot quite frequently on your spring strolls.

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