Have you found a swarm of honey bees?

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Identify

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
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Notify

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

  • Pete Davis (BA1 7)

    07720321627
  • Carey Higgs (BS4 4)

    07753776487
  • Jessica Flower (BA2 3)

    07970115626
  • Ian Griffin (SN11 SN12 SN13 SN14 SN15 BA14 BA15)

    07969106670
  • Nick Cooper (BA2 8)

    07970772468

Alerts

Check here for up-to-date local and national announcements. We’ll provide information on anything that concerns the world of Beekeeping.
    2017

    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? pageid=208