During the summer, honey bees can form swarms and set out to find a new home. They do this as a natural way of increasing their colony numbers.

If you find a swarm of Honey Bees, we may be able to help you safely move it to a more appropriate place.

For more information about Honey Bee swarms visit the British Beekeepers Association web site: www.bbka.org.uk

Before making a call to a Swarm Collector please check that it is a swarm of honey bees which need to be collected.

Bee Identifcation Chart

Swarm collectors often receive calls requesting the removal of bumble bees which have established colonies in trees, bird boxes or in underground areas. Bumble bees do not ‘swarm’ and are rarely aggressive if left undisturbed. These colonies will die out in the autumn. 

Bumble bees do not ‘swarm’ and are rarely aggressive if left undisturbed. These colonies will die out in the autumn.  For advice about moving Bumble Bee nests please click on the BBCT  image.

Bumblebee-conservation-trust

 

 

Swarm collectors in the Penrith/ Eden area:

PDBKA swarm collectors are advised not remove established colonies of bees because this activity is not covered by BBKA public liability insurance for registered beekeepers.

Sally Buckley,  Carleton,  01697 473749  Mob: 07749 757084

David Galloway, Crosby Garrett , Kirkby Stephen, 017683 71198

Rebecca Ivinson, Ousby, Penrith, 01768 881343 mob: 07443423213

John Lynch, Carelton,  Mob: 0777 6028916

Maire Maguinness, Greystoke, 01768 480940

Terry Phillips, Penrith, Ullswater, 01768865275 Mob 07515718854

Dominic Rhodes, Greystoke, 017684 83297, Mob: 07949481464

Elizabeth Warburton, Appleby, 017683 51546  Mob: 07849729557

Chris West, Lazonby, 01768 898425  Mob: 07973 788521

Sarah Wilson, Renwick, 01768 870817  Mob: 07950 106559

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