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Swarms

SWARM LIAISON OFFICERS
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.
We often get asked about Bumble Bees nests. Please take a look at this link for further information..
https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bumblebee-nests/

 

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

 NORTH GWENT  
Abergavenny
Crickhowell
Grosmont
Ken Key
01873 852512 
kenkey@btinternet.com

SOUTH GWENT  
Monmouth
Raglan
Usk
Newport
Position Vacant - pls contact Ken or Chris
   
WEST GWENT
Cwmbran
Pontypool
Blaenavon
Chris Taylor
07447096864
cntaylor1981@gmail.com
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.

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