If you think you have a swarm it may be best to consult the BBKA website first to make sure we can be of help:

http://www.bbka.org.uk/help/do_you_have_a_swarm.php

 
Honeybees swarm in order to extend the species by increasing the number of colonies. The original hive is left with queen cells and non-flying bees while the swarm has the flying bees clustered around the old queen. A swarm often settles in bushes or trees but this is normally a temporary resting place until scout bees find an appropriate place to form a new colony. The behaviour is most prevalent from April to July.

A swarm is normally passive as long as the bees are fully gorged on honey. In fact some people have fashioned beards from them. However, this is not a recommended pastime. If you encounter a swarm, then try to remain calm and avoid aggravating activities such as the use of petrol lawnmowers and hedge trimmers.

2016   Swarm Collectors List

Eifion Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. LA8 8JN 01539 568976 Mob 07989 519610

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