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    • Things.Past
    • By Things.Past 17th Jun 17, 1:13 PM
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    Renting with situation
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    • 17th Jun 17, 1:13 PM
    Renting with situation 17th Jun 17 at 1:13 PM
    My son has recently rented a property via a housing association. He lives there with his partner and now new born baby.


    They have now been confronted with two bees nests (not honey bees). Both at the front of the property, one to the left and one to the right. Entering the house is a bit of a duck and dive and even harder getting the new born in as well... They cannot open either front windows as the nests are just above both front windows.


    I feel they are in a dangerous situation and would ask the question who is responsible for the removal of these nests..
    Any advice please..
    Last edited by Things.Past; 17-06-2017 at 9:15 PM.
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    • SuboJvR
    • By SuboJvR 18th Jun 17, 1:50 PM
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    Without getting into the ins and outs of bees/danger/what kind of bees,

    It's the tenant's responsibility.

    A wasps nest present at the start of the tenancy would be the landlord/council's job to clear, but wasps are not protected species, they are pests.

    Bees however are not considered pests and they are protected. Even if the nest were present at the start of the tenancy, the bees are well within 'their' rights to not be forcibly removed. So, they should be removed by a professional for their safety if your son wants them gone. Call the council, they will likely have a recommended agent.

    For info, in West Kent I was recently quoted £45 for dealing with a wasps nest. We didn't need it in the end as it was just queens flying around looking for new homes.
    Last edited by SuboJvR; 18-06-2017 at 1:52 PM.
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 18th Jun 17, 2:15 PM
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    Why, I bet there are people here who've never kept up with the Kardashians, or who think that Kanye West is the man who selects the best pilchards before the rest are rejected....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I have to confess near total ignorance about Kardashians - can you call the council if they invade your home?

    And thanks for the tip about Kanye West - if anyone's home is affected by dangerous pilchards we now know who to contact
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 18th Jun 17, 2:19 PM
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    Why, I bet there are people here who've never kept up with the Kardashians, or who think that Kanye West is the man who selects the best pilchards before the rest are rejected....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Weren't the Kardashians the enemies of Dr Who, two series ago? Isn't Kanye West the seldom seen son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales?
    • G_M
    • By G_M 18th Jun 17, 2:20 PM
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    I have to confess near total ignorance about Kardashians - can you call the council if they invade your home?
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    No. NASA.

    (I believe the UK does have a secret RAF unit that monitors and responds to alien landings in the UK but you didn't hear that from me.....)
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 18th Jun 17, 3:17 PM
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    No. NASA.
    Originally posted by G_M
    Would that be the National Alien Shifting Authority? I cannot find them online.
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 18th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
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    Would that be the National Alien Shifting Authority? I cannot find them online.
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    Having just looked Ms K up on the interweb, I don't think the first "A" refers to aliens, but some much larger threat!
    • Lazarus Blackstar
    • By Lazarus Blackstar 18th Jun 17, 5:15 PM
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    Oh dear, another poster who doesn't like to hear what he wants to hear...........
    Will someone please think of the children!
    "The truth is of course is that there is no journey.
    We are arriving and departing all at the same time."

    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 18th Jun 17, 5:19 PM
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    And thanks for the tip about Kanye West - if anyone's home is affected by dangerous pilchards we now know who to contact
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    I think you may be too young to recognise my oblique reference to a very old TV advert, but believe me, that's a very good thing!

    EDIT: This is the the 'modern' one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBelwQd2kA
    Last edited by Davesnave; 18-06-2017 at 5:25 PM.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Things.Past
    • By Things.Past 29th Jun 17, 4:46 PM
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    UPDATE;
    Local association sent out a member of staff, the Bees were considered to be in a dangerous location. The bees have now been removed and relocated. Very pleased, everyone happy, Job Done.
    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 29th Jun 17, 5:36 PM
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    UPDATE;
    Local association sent out a member of staff, the Bees were considered to be in a dangerous location. The bees have now been removed and relocated. Very pleased, everyone happy, Job Done.
    Originally posted by Things.Past
    Except for the bees.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 29th Jun 17, 6:00 PM
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    UPDATE;
    Local association sent out a member of staff, the Bees were considered to be in a dangerous location. The bees have now been removed and relocated. Very pleased, everyone happy, Job Done.
    Originally posted by Things.Past
    Yes, there's no doubt they were in a dangerous situation, as you wanted to get rid of them, by whatever means.

    Lucky that local beekeepers gave up valuable time to do this and that both nests were so easily accessible that the removal/ relocation was possible.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 29th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
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    They have now been confronted with two bees nests (not honey bees).
    Originally posted by Things.Past
    Lucky that local beekeepers gave up valuable time to do this and that both nests were so easily accessible that the removal/ relocation was possible.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Beekeepers will usually come out if the bees are honeybees that they can rehome.

    Things.Past - who dealt with the bees and did they identify the species?
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