Bee Identification Chart

Questions to help you know what you see…

Bumble Bees

ACTION: Leave them alone if possible. Bumblebees are an important pollinator and rarely sting. Bumblebees are under threat of extinction. For more information contact the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.


ACTION: These are Wasps contact your LOCAL Authority.


ACTION: These are Hornets contact your LOCAL Authority.


ACTION: These are Honeybees. You can try posting your request for assistance from a local beekeeper on the dedicated swarm collection Facebook page. Alternatively, you can call our Swarm Coordinator on 07875067025. NOTE that this number is only operational between no more than the hours of 08.30 to 19.00. Please remember that in summer we get a lot of calls, and it may take some time to get through. The swarm coordinator and all the collectors are volunteers, many of whom work and it may not be possible to respond to swarms immediately.