A colony of bees in a roof.

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Hi peeps. One of the flats near us has a colony of bees in the roof. I had a look at them through binoculars and they looked a bit bigger than my Buckfast bees. I was wondering if they were a wild colony and, if they are, are they protected at all? And, if not, who wants them? Assuming they can be got at that is.
 

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yes they are feral
no, they are not protected in law
I'd be surprised if anyone wants the hassle of the cut-out.
 

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I am doing a roof cut out on Tuesday. I have been to the house and can see/touch the comb and brood from within a boarded loft, but if I could not get to it from inside and/or had to use Binoculars to see it I doubt I would do it. Unless the customer was going to pay for scaffolding etc.
 

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