Swarms

FOUND A HONEY BEE SWARM IN OR AROUND READING?

Call Us - Reading and District Beekeepers Association can respond !!!

Honey Bee Swarm is quite distinct (as seen in photo below).  It is often found hanging from a branch, in a hedge, on a wall, etc.  You may also come across bees after they have set up home, in places such as a cavity, compost heap, roof space etc.

Regrettably - we cannot remove bees from chimneys, cavity walls etc as we are not steeplejacks or builders.  Lastly if they are very high in trees we will not risk our members climbing to retrieve them.
 
Bumble bees, solitary bees, wasps and hornets will not swarm.  To help you identify which you think you may have, take a look at the photos below.  If you still think they are honey bees, please contact any of  the people in the list below to arrange collection.

(Please note: bumble bees will not be collected/removed by beekeepers.  Further information on bumble bees can be found on http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/ )

This is a Honey Bee Swarm





            
 












This is a Honey Bee












This is a Bumble Bee









This is a Wasp
Subpages (1): Swarm Statistics