Swarms and swarm collecting

At this time of year we get a lot of queries from members of the public about swarms of bees. 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.

Bombus Hypnorum

Unlike other bumblebees which tend to nest in the ground, the Tree Bumblebee likes to live higher up, typically in bird boxes and roof spaces. Further information can be found from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

If you come across a swarm of Honey Bees in Pembrokeshire and would like it to be collected, please contact Jeremy Percy in the first instance on 07799 698568. Please note that we DO NOT remove Bumblebee or Wasp nests and we suggest that in respect of Wasps you contact Pembrokeshire County Council’s, Pest Control Service in the first instance .

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