We collect swarms for free around East Dorset. So if you live in any of the areas shown on this page then please contact us and one of our collectors will try to help..but first check if you have honey bees...
What do I do if a swarm of bees is in my garden? Don't panic!
Bees in a swarm are at their most docile and are highly unlikely to sting anyone.
A swarm is a natural process for bees to expand their numbers. They have laid a new Queen in their previous colony and the old Queen is accompanying her old bees to a new home. It's 'holiday-time' and prior to swarming the honey bees will have filled up on honey from their stores and are totally content, prepared for a longish wait.
Because the bees are so full of honey they will be relatively passive and less likely to sting. They will hang in a cluster, usually on a tree branch, whilst they send out scout bees to look for a new home.
However, the scout bees may decide that their perfect new home is your household cavity wall, chimney, rabbit hutch, gas meter box or somewhere where you really do not want them.
If you are unsure whether you have a swarm of honey bees reference to the following page will help BBKA Help page
If you think you have honey bees then call one of our nearest collectors from the table below.
It would be helpful if you are ready with your address (including postcode), a contact phone number and as full a description as possible of the bees exact location (e.g. on the branch of a tree, on a roof, etc.) and any accessibility difficulties that might require a ladder or other equipment.
For help with anything other than Honey Bees we recommend Frank Hayes, South Coast Pest Control, who works in tandem with us, and is available on either 01202 604682 or 07525 337472 http://www.southcoastpestcontrol.co.uk/
|First General Contact||Jenny Wellman||01202 873292|
|WIMBORNE, WITCHAMPTON, GUSSAGE||Andrew Barnet||01258 841433|
|WIMBORNE, WITCHAMPTON, STURMINSTER MARSHALL||Michael Woodhouse||07712 894623|
|WIMBORNE||Helen Edbrooke||07905 820687|
|POOLE, FERNDOWN, OAKDALE, BOURNEMOUTH||Jim Gardner||07767 641701|
|UPTON, HAMWORTHY, POOLE||Mark Garrett||07789 515400|
|POOLE, OAKDALE, CANFORD HEATH, BROADSTONE||Rich Greening||07776 201478|
|BROADSTONE, OAKDALE, POOLE||Paul Heawood||07739 151601|
|BROADSTONE, CORFE MULLEN, CREEKMORE||Karen Cadman||07774 440938|
|BROADSTONE||Terry Greene||07542 402578|
|PARKSTONE||Terry Hill||01202 736156|
|NORTHBOURNE, ENSBURY PARK||Clive Hutchings||01202 573973|
|NORTHBOURNE, PARLEY CROSS, FERNDOWN||Chris Williams||07557 444353|
|BROADSTONE, OAKDALE, POOLE, WIMBORNE||Ivor Kemp||079325 38491|
|WEST MOORS, VERWOOD||Jenny Wellman||01202 873292|
|ASHLEY HEATH, RINGWOOD||Ray Ings||07884 340678|
|LYTCHETT MATRAVERS, ORGANFORD, HOLTON HEATH||Sandra Palmer Snellin||07771 908666|
|WORTH MATRAVERS, SWANAGE, PURBECK||Patti Sandham||01929 439001|
|UPTON, POOLE, LYTCHETT MINSTER, WAREHAM, SWANAGE, BOVINGTON, BERE REGIS||Mark White||07747 620920|
|SWANAGE||Tony Higgins||07761 658124|
|WAREHAM||Michael Horton||07742 630111|
|WAREHAM||Martin Battersby||07884 296766|