Swarm of bees in buildings or the garden

Please read this before contacting a swarm collector (list at bottom of page).

We cannot deal with bees in roof spaces, walls, under sheds, in compost bins etc.  Generally these are wild bumble bees and can be left undisturbed if at all possible. If they are causing a problem, it is best to contact a specialist in pest control.

For more information see: http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees

Honey bees
A swarm of honey bees on a fence.
A swarm of honey bees on a fence.

Please read the information on this web page for more details, and to see if you have honey bees or wild bumble bees: http://www.bbka.org.uk/help/do_you_have_a_swarm.php

If you have a swarm of honey bees, they will be unmistakable. There will be thousands of bees in a ball around the size of a football. Often these will be found hanging from a tree, bush or fence post.

A list of members who have said they may be able to collect a swarm can be found below. Our collectors cannot get all swarms as their location and accessability are important factors. Before calling or contacting us, please check there are thousands of bees, as we receive many false alarms. Have some information ready, for example where the swarm is located, is it in a tree high up or another location that will be difficult to access? How long has the swarm been there and how large is the swarm?

We cannot deal with bees in walls, sheds, roof spaces or compost heaps.

LBKA swarm collectors’ contact details

Please read all of the information above before calling a swarm collector.

Matt Jones     L23     07747633139
James Parkinson     L9      07855184986
Dennis Neale     L15     07885757290
Ted Travers         L25    07783548342
Reginald Cromer     L15     01517371724
Dave Harrison      L25     07530514514
Andreas Koungalis    L16     07516709326
Tony Gordon      L23      07757740510
Freddie Tonkmor     L8     07563892112
Patrick Neil     WA8     07939041283 
Alan McKenzie    L16    07570995691

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