Swarms of bees?

At this time of year we get a lot of queries from members of the public about swarms of bees. For general information on swarms please click here.

One noticeable trend, has been the number of reports concerning bees found in the roof or facias of buildings, bird boxes etc. This may be the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus Hypnorum) which is a recent visitor to the UK, but is becoming more common.

Unlike other bumblebees which tend to nest in the ground, the Tree Bumblebee (see picture below) likes to live higher up, typically in bird boxes and roof spaces. Further information on dealing with bumblebee nests can be found on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website.

Please note that we do not remove bumble bee or wasp nests.

Bombus Hypnorum

Another great day at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre!

Another great beekeeping ‘taster’ session at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor was enjoyed by members of the public yesterday morning, followed by a very busy training session in the afternoon for the experienced beekeepers!!

Thanks to everyone who took part – a very busy day….phew!!

If you are interested in starting beekeeping and want to know more, please look here!

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