Swarming is the natural way for colonies of honey bees to split, most often occurring between the months of May and August. Whilst an imposing spectacle, there’s no need to panic.
Do you think you have a swarm of honey bees?
If you think you have a swarm of honey bees you should first visit The British Beekeepers Association via the link below to help you distinguish between honey bees and other winged creatures, such as solitary bees and bumble bees.
If you are sure you have a swarm of honey bees you can enter your postcode and you will be given contact information for nearby beekeepers who should be able to remove the swarm for you. Make contact with one of the nearby swarm collectors to seek assistance.
Please note that beekeepers will only be able to remove honey bees.
If you haven’t been able to arrange a swarm collection via the BBKA website and still need assistance you can make contact with our Swarm Coordinator by completing and submitting the form below.