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.
|Allison Evans||Coordinator, Takeley||01279 871139||07901 644785|
|Andy French||Wareside||01920 465729||07920 567129|
|Jim Jones||Eastwick||07484 744809|
|Dylan Curry||Bishop’s Stortford||07703 760386|
|Jean Johnson||Takeley||01279 871404||07545 211546|
|Simon Rice||Buntingford||07879 642550|
|Bryan Mason||Buntingford||01763 273493|
|Sheri Hazel||Patmore Heath||01279 776076||07711 824282|
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.