Beekeepers’ Association

A Bee Or Not A Bee!

The first thing to do if you suspect you have a swarm is to find out if they are honeybees or something else!
Only Honeybees will swarm and are not as common as bumblebee or wasp’s nests are.
Honeybee Swarms arrive as a flying cloud which will eventually settle either hanging from a branch of a tree or bush, a fence post, washing dryer or any other convenient structure such as walls, eves, sheds etc. They are not generally aggressive during swarming but it is best to give them a wide berth until they have moved on or have been removed by an experienced person.
We can only help with swarms of honeybees, if you are having a problem with one of the other species please see below for the Local Authority Pest Controllers.
Below is a simple identification guide:

1 week ago

Just a quick reminder for all the people going on the beekeeping beginners course 🐝

The theory sessions are on April 21st @ 10:00am – 14:00pm & April 28th @ 10:00 - 14:00pm.

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3 weeks ago

Do you have an interest in keeping bees? How about trying our beginners course at HBKA!

The Beginners Course classroom sessions are on Saturday 21st April & Saturday 28th April (10am to 2pm) at the ... See more

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4 weeks ago
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Thank you to everyone who came down today and helped us with the apiary. You all done a smashing job 💪🏻 🐝

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