Swarms or bees in the buildings or the garden

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

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. 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 6709326

Denis Neale                         L15     Telephone:  0788 5757290

Patrick Neill                        L24     Telephone: 07939 041283

Reg Cromer                        L15    Telephone: 0151 737 1724

Barry Harold-Chang      L8       Telephone:  07824 611306

Freddie Tonkmoor         L8       Telephone:  07563 892112

Dave Harrison                 L25     Telephone:  07530 514514

Ray Hines                         L32      Telephone:  07816 215059

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