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
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