Swarms

If you have a swarm on your property, contact one of our local Swarm Collectors who will come and retrieve it for you. If you are not sure if you have a swarm, please see our articles About Swarms and Know Your Bees. If possible it is best to leave bumble bees where they are. Honey bees should be collected by a swarm collector.

If you are outside the locality then please see the British BeeKeeping Association (BBKA) website to find a swarm collector local to you.

https://www.bbka.org.uk/swarm

Swarm Collectors

Allison EvansCoordinator, Takeley01279 87113907901 644785
Andy FrenchWareside01920 46572907920 567129
Jim JonesEastwick07484 744809
Dylan CurryBishop’s Stortford07703 760386
Jean JohnsonTakeley01279 87140407545 211546
Simon RiceBuntingford07879 642550
Bryan MasonBuntingford01763 273493
Sheri HazelPatmore Heath01279 77607607711 824282

Or e-mail swarms@stortfordbees.org.uk

Each of the members listed is covered by Third Party Public Liability Insurance and has several years experience, they may bring a new beekeeper with them who needs to learn good swarm collection techniques. Swarm collection can take a bit of time and they may need to make several visits to ensure that all the bees are collected, Honey bees are wild insects and they may take longer to collect than you had hoped.

 If the swarm is inside a building structure you will be consulted on what can or can’t be done.