Bees in the garden or a building
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
Swarms of Honey bees
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. They cannot deal with bees in roof spaces, walls or compost bins etc. These are usually not a swarm of honey bees. They are usually wild bumblebees (see bottom of the page).
Andreas Koungelis – L16 Telephone: 0751 670 9326
Denis Neale – L15 Telephone: 0788 5757290
Ray Hines – L32 Telephone: 0781 6215059
Patrick Neill – L24 Telephone: 07939 041283
Neil Dingley – L34 Telephone: 07544 315651
Arthur Bevan – WA5 Telephone 07798 657065
Dave Harrison – L25 Telephone: 07530 514514
Chris Rooke – L6 Telephone 07891 366742
Andrew Fletcher – L12 Telephone: 07400 496830
John Moran – L23 Telephone: 07962 055404
Reg Cromer – L15 Telephone: 0151 737 1724