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SWARMS

We have beekeeping members in the London boroughs of:

  • Brent
  • Camden
  • Haringey
  • Islington
  • South Barnet, and
  • Westminster

Our swarm collectors are part of the BBKA swarm collection scheme, which helps members of the public with honeybee swarms.

If you think that a honeybee swarm has landed on your property, do not disturb it and keep pedestrians, children and pets away.

To find a local swarm collector, click on the British BeeKeepers' Association [BBKA] web site and follow identification steps 1 to 5.

Once you are certain that you indeed have a honeybee swarm, contact the nearest swarm collector as listed on the BBKA website (in step 3), leaving:

  • a contact telephone number,
  • your name, address, postcode and
  • details of the swarm e.g. size, location including height off the ground, activity etc.

Please note that BBKA swarm collectors are voluntary beekeepers, not professionals but they will do their best to help with honeybees.

They DO NOT deal with wasps or other insects which should be dealt with by your local council, or bumble bees which should generally be left alone.   Please click on bees_&_swarms_poster to identify the different types of bees and other insects and to learn more about swarms.


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