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Swarms

Before trying to call someone about bees, please take a moment to look at our simple identification page to find out exactly which type of insect that you have. Correctly identifying the sort of bees you have could save a lot of time and wasted phone calls.


Please note that Leicester and Rutland Beekeepers’ Association is not able to provide assistance regarding:

In such cases you should contact your local pest controller.

Our members are also not able to provide assistance regarding:

These bees are invariably bumble bees or other wild bees. They will usually live out their short life before dying off and disappearing in late summer. In the unlikely event that they become a nuisance you should contact your local pest control officer.


If you would like to learn more about bumble bees then please visit the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust website.


For more information on wild bees such as miner bees and mason bees, please see the wild bees page.


If, after looking at the identification page, you believe that you have a swarm of honeybees, then please consult our list of contacts to find out who to call but PLEASE NOTE that a call out fee may be charged for visits to property.

We are an association of hobbyist beekeepers who volunteer to offer advice over the telephone for free. Please be considerate regarding when you call. Note that the location of some honeybee swarms may mean that they are not suitable for removal for safety reasons.


Would you like to be able to keep bees and handle a swarm for yourself? Then join us to learn how!

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