Swarm
Collection

A swarm of honeybees can be a daunting thing, but don’t worry – we’re here to help.

Honey bee swarm

In particular, we cannot deal with any of the following situations.

  • Wasp nests
  • Bumblebee nests
  • Solitary bee colonies
  • Hornet nests
  • Honeybees which are nesting in roof cavities, chimneys, wall cavities etc.

A swarm is a cluster of bees, often about the size of a rugby ball, but sometimes larger. There may be some flying bees too, but most of them will be in a clump. Sometimes they’ll be spread out on a wall.

The BBKA provides a central swarm collector location service for people who have found a swarm of honeybees and would like it collected.  

Do note that this is not a service for:

  • Wasp nests
  • Bumblebee nests
  • Solitary bee colonies
  • Hornet nests

Honeybees which are nesting in roof cavities, chimneys, wall cavities and other spaces will require a specialist.  Therefore it should not be assumed that the beekeeper contacted is offering to do this.

Please click on the button below to be transferred to the BBKA swarm collector web page.

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