Bees usually swarm on a warm sunny day and will swirl around for perhaps 10 minutes before settling. Stay indoors if you are worried but keep an eye on them.
Swarming honey bees.
With bee colonies in decline, swarms are precious. This is Nature's way of making a new colony. Typically a swarm consists of 10 to 20 thousand honeybees. A swarm usually settles on a tree or building as a dense football-sized cluster.
1. If you discover a swarm in your garden, phone one of our swarm collectors without delay (the closer the better)
2. Although swarms are usually good tempered, they should only be approached by an experienced beekeeper.
If you cannot contact a collector, please phone our SCBKA Swarm Coordinator: - Richard Guy: 01491 636323 or 07984 485244
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SCBKA Swarm Collectors
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Ben Hornby - Harwell 07739 666718
Norman Guiver - 01491 651229 or 07808 061199
Chris Bergmann - Whitchurch 0118 984 3952 or 07876 531881
Richard Guy - Henley 01491 636323 or
Duncan Heather - 07966 887416 or 01491 628972
Chris Pye - Shiplake 07733 060233