Tracking the locations of wild honeybee nests across the UK is an ambitious project. 

If you are a tree surgeon or home/land owner and require the relocation of a bee colony in a tree, then please get in touch. We will rescue and rewild the bees without delay. 

And if you are the general public and see a bees nest in a tree, please report the location to us today to help us build a location map across the UK.

It is illegal to cut down a tree with honeybees living inside

Doing so destroys the bees and their nest. Any tree surgeon, pest control practitioner or commercial organisation can have their honeybee tree nest safely conserved for future generations. Your actions will directly contribute towards preserving our UK wild bee gene stock  reducing climate change.

It is contravening the tree surgeon’s license and pest control practitioner’s license without first contacting a registered beekeeper to assist with their safe recovery. We are registered BBKA beekeepers and are on the national database of approved practitioners.

For the legal removal of trees with honeybees please give us as much notice as you can so we can book in a convenient time to attend site and work with you to save the nest.

Get involved and spend a little time helping maintain our environment for everyone.

By calling a beekeeper of specialist pest control company:

  • The bee colony is likely to end up in traditional manufactured hives
  • Usually farmed for honey production along with hundreds of colonies
  • All the bees foraging the same three-mile radius of countryside. 

Alternatively, by contacting the Tree Bee Rescue Project:

  • The bees can be collected and relocated to anywhere in the UK and left within their original section of tree
  • This redistribution will repopulate and renew the dwindling wild honeybees
  • Wild honeybees need to stay as wild as they can.
  • We have sanctuary sites all over the UK that can rehouse the colony
  • All that we ask is for a donation to the cause. Get involved and spend a little time helping save what we have left.

It is far too late to only rely upon newly planted trees to save the planet.

It will take nearly 100 years to replace the honeybee nest that you are cutting down.

Trust your instinct and help us save our natural unseen assets.



Do your bit to help the UK’s wild bee population by reporting a tree bee hive today.

The future of tree bees

Our UK-wide database will enable the general public, wildlife and environmental agencies to record both the locations of existing colonies in trees to be maintained and those being felled.

These previously unrecorded assets will collectively become a national asset.

No longer will the homes of our wild pollinators be allowed to disappear without trace.