Contact a Swarm Collector
Before contacting a swarm collector it is worth checking that it is Honey Bees and not other types of bees such as Bumblebees, Wasps, Hornets, etc. A Swarm collector will not deal with anything other than Honey Bees. If in doubt check them against the identification chart below.
To find a beekeeper who may remove a swarm please first see the British Beekeepers Association website and look there (Step 3) for the nearest swarm collector to the location of the swarm. If this doesn’t work for you please contact whichever of our branch swarm collectors, listed below, is nearest to the swarm location.
|Malcolm Crook||01884 821927||07786 054892||Willand|
|Tony Lindsell||01884 841257||07412 610502||Uffculme|
|Derek Evans||01884 257726||07977 922173||Tiverton|
|William Lines||01884 277740||07743 329367||Plymtree|
- The above beekeepers will not in every instance be able to deal with all honey bee swarms, especially if the swarm is not easily or safely accessible from the ground, or if they have entered into a property where dismantling maybe needed to access the swarm etc.
- The decision about what action to take is that of the beekeeper alone.
- Tiverton branch of DBKA is acting simply as a co-ordinating body; any arrangements are solely between the bee keeper and the member of the public who has the problem with the swarm.