What does a swarm look like?

The first thing we will ask you to do if you think you have a swam is to view the following images and if you have a swarm they will look similar to the following images. Next we will ask you to text/email us an image of the suspected swarm to confirm the type of bees, the location and size of the swarm.



What should you do?

Once you are sure you have a swarm then click here.

tree-bee-3We get a large number of call outs for bumblebees in bird nest boxes, under shed, in the eaves of the roof and in airbricks. Honey bees will not make their home in a bird nest box as they are just too small. The most commonest bumblebee to use a bird nesting box is the Tree Bumblebee. This can be identified easily by using the BBCT website.

This is not a swarm but Tree Bumblebees drones waiting for a queen bumblebee to emerge from the nest box.