Swarm Removal - Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do and who do I call if there's a swarm?

  • If you discover a swarm of honey bees you should first confirm that they are honey bees before calling a swarm collector.
  • Wasps, hornets and other pests should be dealt with by a pest controller. Beekeepers and swarm collectors do not usually charge a fee but they can sell the collected bees or add them to their stock to produce more honey.
  • Follow the steps that the BBKA desribe here¬†regarding swarm removal.
  • More information and ID cards can be found here on the BeeBase