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.

Bee Identifcation Chart

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

Swarm collectors in the Penrith/ Eden area:

Download the .pdf list of Swarm Collectors here

Access a location map of the PDBKA Swarm Collectors Here

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.

You can go to the BBKA Website to find other Swarm Collectors.

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.  For advice about moving Bumble Bee nests please click on the BBCT  image.

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