Have you found a swarm of honey bees?



As a first step, please identify the type of bee you have found.

We are only able to deal with honey bees that can be safely reached and removed.

Identification information can be found on the BBKA website:

Identify your bees

Not honey bees?

If the insects are not honeybees, the BBKA website shows you how to tell other insects apart, and what to do after that.

Find out what to do


If you’ve identified your swarm as honey bees, notify one of our Swarm Liason Officers closest to your postal code:

  • Stuart Wilson (Weston) BA1 3--

    01225 330510 / 07773796736
  • Jamie Monro-Somerville (Walcot) BA1 5--

  • Jessica Flower (Wellsway) BA2 3--

  • Jerry Hillman (Bathwick) BA2 6--

    01225 331086 / 07802177545
  • Anne Rowberry (Combe Down) BA2 7--

    01225 835639 / 07802425029
  • Nick Cooper (Combe Hay) BA2 8--

  • Philippa Burgess (St Annes) BS4 2-- or BS13 7-- or BS14 0--

  • Carey Higgs (Brislington) BS4 4--

  • Brian Downes (Kingsdown) SN13 8--

    01225 742265 / 07856335596
  • Pete Davis (Corsham) SN13 9--

  • Ian Griffin (North Wilts) SN14 0--

    07398 174544


Check here for up-to-date local and national announcements. We’ll provide information on anything that concerns the world of Beekeeping.

    We continue to be on alert for the Asian Hornet

    There is a helpful Asian hornet identification sheet and poster on Beebase along with a fact sheet outlining how to make an NBU design Hornet Monitoring Trap, and what baits would be suitable during the different seasons of the year.

    See:    http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?sectionid=117