Got a swarm?

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.

A honey bee swarm will typically look something like this

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 Crook01884 82192707786 054892Willand
Tony Lindsell01884 84125707412 610502Uffculme
Bryan Wright01363 86696707419 586822Pennymoor, Bickleigh, Cheriton, Black Dog
Alan Barrow01398 33196307711 308966Bampton
Malcolm Pearce07785 921871Tiverton
Derek Evans07977 922173Tiverton
William Lines01884 27774007743 329367Plymtree


  1. 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.
  2. The decision about what action to take is that of the beekeeper alone. 
  3. 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.