On a more local note please feel free to reach out to your local association if you are in need of some assistance to look after your bees. Please contact us as we can help or you have any questions. Please email us on

 

beesupport@gwentbeekeepers.co.uk

 

 

Swarms

Swarm information
Please note that a swarm of honey bees consists of a mass of bees in a cluster the size of a rugby ball. 
A honey bee is small and can vary in colour from golden brown to almost black.

If you see only a few insects, they are probably not honey bees - and certainly not a swarm. They may be wasps, bumbles bees, solitary bees or hornets rather than honey bees, which Gwent Beekeepers CIO are unable to collect or remove.  However, if you think you have found a swarm of honey bees, please contact one of the Swarm Liaison Officers listed below, who will arrange for the swarm to be collected. Or if you know of a local beekeeper to whom they might belong, contact the beekeeper.
 

NORTH GWENT

Crickhowell

Abergavenny

Grosmont

 

 Ken Key

 

01873 852512 

 

 kenkey@btinternet.com

 

 

 SOUTH GWENT

Monmouth,

Raglan,

Usk,

Newport

 

 Position vacant

 

 

 

 WEST GWENT

Blaenavon,

Cwmbran,

Pontypool

 

 Chris Taylor

 07447096864

 cntaylor1981@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE that if you are unable to contact the Swarm Liaison Officer for your area, contact one of the other officers for help and advice about collecting a swarm.

All the members of Gwent Beekeepers CIO are volunteers; whilst we do not charge for removal of swarms, the charity welcomes donations for the time and expense freely given by the members.

If there is a need to remove bees from roofs, soffits, chimneys or any other inaccessible part of a building, it is a job for a builder with appropriate insurance cover.  Gwent Beekeepers CIO has members who are builders, who are able to give a quote for such work ensuring the appropriate work insurance is in place and the bees' welfare is addressed.
Bumblebees
We often get asked about Bumble Bees nests. Please take a look at this link for further information:
Wasps, Hornets and other pests
GBKCIO do not offer a service for the removal of wasps, hornets or other pests.

Monmouthshire County Council stopped their pest control services back in 2014.
Yellow Pages has the details and numbers of a number of Pest and Vermin control compaines.
Unfortunatly GBKCIO can not endorse any of the services or Companies listed.
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