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Leeds Bee Removers

Found a bee swarm in your attic? You’ve come to the right place – at Acorn we have over 30 years of experience in carrying out expert bee nest removals in Leeds.

The UK is home to a diverse array of bee species, including the beloved bumblebee, honey bee and common carder bee.

While we understand that bees are remarkable creatures and are relatively harmless, unless you have an allergy, we know from first hand experience that removing a hive yourself can be risky, especially if it’s inconveniently positioned near a doorway or window.

Reach out to us at the first sight of a hive, and we’ll get those bees to buzz off.

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How our Leeds bee nest removal works

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Our team of bee removers in Leeds will visit your property to get the job done.

What our clients are saying

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"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

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Swarm, nest and bee hive removal in Leeds

From unwelcome swarms to stubborn hives in your cavity walls, you can trust us to take control and provide a reliable solution.

Bee swarm removal Leeds

A bee swarm occurs when a group of bees temporarily leaves their hive in search of a new home. There are various methods to remove a swarm, including:

  • Calming the swarm with smoke: Spraying smoke to relax the bees, making them easier to move.
  • Utilising a bee vacuum: Gently sucks up the bees, so they can be transported to a new hive.
  • Removing the honeycomb: When a swarm is in a hard-to-reach location, cutting the honeycomb may be necessary, even though it causes some damage.

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

Bee hive removal Leeds

A bee hive is a permanent home for a bustling colony of bees. However, these honeycomb nests can attract other pests like ants and flies. They can also damage plasterboard ceilings and create dampness. That’s why it’s crucial to reach out to our experts as soon as you spot a hive.

Removing a bee hive can be similar to dealing with a swarm, using smoke or a bee vacuum to remove them safely. In some cases, if the hive is in a tricky spot, we may have to resort to cutting out the honeycomb. As this is a drastic measure, we’ll only do it as a last resort.

Bee exterminators in Leeds

Don’t worry if you find yourself dealing with a bee nest tucked away in a hard-to-reach area – we can help. We will always try to find the bees a new, suitable home, but there are situations where it’s simply not possible.

In those rare cases, as an absolute last resort, we use a powder or spray treatment that swiftly and painlessly kills the bees. Our bee removal experts are experienced in handling nests in the most challenging locations and will aim to find a solution that prioritises everyone’s safety, including you, your family, and the bees themselves.

Why choose Acorn for bee swarm removal in Leeds?

Let Acorn’s Leeds professionals handle the situation

  • Report survey

    Decades of experience

    Need a bee remover in Leeds? With 30 years of hands-on experience, we’re well-equipped to tackle your bee problem quickly and securely.

  • Speak with an expert

    Trustworthy guidance

    Being a fully accredited pest control provider, you can rely on us to discover the optimal solution for you, your property, and the well-being of the bees.

  • Support

    Ongoing support and prevention

    After successfully sorting out your bee dilemma, we won’t just leave you in the lurch. Expect handy advice and practical tips to keep those bees (and any other uninvited guests) from making another appearance.

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Keep your Leeds property safe from bees

A bee sting might not pack the same punch as a wasp’s, but it can still give you a jolt. And let’s not forget the havoc bee hives can wreak on your property. Here’s a friendly guide to keep those buzzing visitors at bay:

  • Close windows and doors, so they don’t feel too at home.
  • Pop in some fly screens; they let the breeze in but keep the bees out.
  • Spring’s a good time to look for nests – they’re smaller and easier to manage.
  • Seal those bins. Bees can’t resist a sweet scent.
  • Wasp traps? They work on bees too!
  • A dab of peppermint oil keeps bees on the move.

Tried all that, and bees are still buzzing around? Don’t fret. Our expert team is here to find a solution tailor-made for you.

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Leeds bee nest removal FAQs

How much does bee removal typically cost?

We've been at this for over 30 years, so we know a thing or two about offering you a fair price. Every bee problem's different, so we tailor our rates to your needs. Trust our skilled team to rid your property of bees safely and efficiently.

Why are bees so important?

Bees are important because they are vital to our ecosystem, playing a crucial role in pollination. While it's important to protect bees and their habitats, we also want to ensure they don't settle in inconvenient places like our soffits, walls, or garden bushes. That's where we come in. Our experts specialise in quickly and humanely relocating hives to new, safe locations.

Are bees and wasps the same?

Bees and wasps are different, though their similar body shapes often lead to confusion. Bees are critical for pollination and should not be harmed. They typically have a light brown/brown-yellow coloration, while wasps have distinct yellow and black bands around their abdomen.

Do bees die after stinging?

Only female bees have stingers, and of them, only Honeybees die after stinging. They resort to stinging as a last resort, as the Honeybee must self-amputate in order to fly away.

How do you determine if bees are pests?

Bees become pests when they construct nests in or near human-inhabited areas, posing a threat to humans or pets. Aggressive behaviour, stinging incidents, and the potential for allergic reactions are indications of their pest status.

Can I remove bees myself?

Attempting to remove bees on your own can lead to serious injury or harm, both for you and the bees. It's best to rely on professionals like us who can safely remove hives or swarms and, importantly, relocate the bees to a new home.

How do you go about removing bees?

The process of bee removal begins with identifying the type and location of the nest. We will figure out the most suitable removal method, based on the nest's size and location, which may involve vacuuming, trapping, or physical removal.

Is it safe to be present during bee removal?

Yes, it is safe to be in the vicinity while bees are being removed, provided you have the proper protective gear.

Is it legal 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. Bees are protected species, and their nests are considered their homes. If you discover a bees nest on your property, reach out to Acorn, and we can safely and legally remove the bees.

How long do bees typically stay in a nest?

The duration that bees stay in a nest varies depending on the bee species. Honeybees generally inhabit a nest for one year, while bumblebees may stay for several years. When the bees in a nest die off, the queen bee will either establish a new nest or perish.

What happens if you leave a bees nest untouched?

If you leave a bees nest undisturbed, the bees will continue to inhabit it until they naturally die off. However, if the nest poses a threat due to its location near a doorway or window, you may consider having it removed.

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

If you have bees in your cavity wall, get in touch with us, and we will safely remove the bees without causing any harm to your home.