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.
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.
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