East Lancashire Beekeepers' Association

Swarms

Swarm

Do you think you have found a swarm of honeybees?

Our association does offer a swarm collection service, where one of our members will come and remove the bees and re-hive.

If you think you have a swarm please leave it alone. Swarmed honeybees are usually docile (their stomachs are full of honey) but provoking them is not a good idea. Please also try to ensure what you have is a swarm of honeybees, please click on this link to help identify what you have found.

If you are still not sure feel free to ring any of our swarm collectors from the areas below and they will do their best to offer advice and sort out the problem. Alternatively you can ring your local police force on 101 who also have the list of swarm collectors for the area.

A small charge may be made to collect swarms to cover expenses of the individual collector. Please note that all of our swarm collectors are volunteers and may not be able to respond immediately.

Association swarm catchers for 2015

BLACKBURN, DARWEN, ACCRINGTON , MELLOR

John Cookson Tel 01254 702483
Jeff Ellis Tel 01254 884795
Derek Ward Tel 01254 722648
John Wilson Tel 01254 886120

CLITHEROE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

John Zamorski Tel 01200 427661
Peter Duckworth Tel 07590 467479
David Bush Tel 01200 428152

BURNLEY, ROSSENDALE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Victoria Winstanley Tel 07827 292844
Alistair McLean Tel 07815 049283
Jane Ingham Tel 01282 432570

NELSON, COLNE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Russel Piercy Tel 07523 639923
Barrie Scott Tel 07412 860025
John Garnett Tel 07733 008093

ALL THE ABOVE AREAS COVER

David Rayner Tel 01282 450270 / 07761 139528