Swarm Collection

There are over 250 types of bees in the UK but there is only one european honey bee (apis mellifera).

It is important that, if possible, you can identify the bees to ensure they are not harmless bumble bees or other varieties. Please go to this page to identify the bees.

Please note our members are unpaid volunteers who can only help with honey bees.

This is our list of Swarm Collectors. Please find the one closest to you to contact:

Alnwick Philip Manning 01665 604134 07896 641771
Bedlington Bryan Cole    07708 091655 
Choppington Keith Grimes 01670 522905  
Dinnington David Douglass 01670 354043 07725 202470
Felton Lisa Hamlin 01670 783495 07931586528
  Glen Mewett 01670 787016 07961 520049
Lesbury Christopher Benjamin 01665 830711  
  Kate Winckler 01665 830781  
Longframlington Steve Johnson 01665 570803 07793 798912
Longhirst Richard Tordoff 01670 790364 07850 066633
Lowick Derek Goggin 01289 388944  
Morpeth Robin Hedley 01670 788455  
  Marcus Hopper 01670 514151  
  Peter Rose 01670 511246  
Netherwitton Valerie Vaughan 01670 772686  
Stakeford Alan Metcalfe 01670 531182 07765 791491
Swarland John Richardson 01670 787655 07751 591192
  Susan Richardson 01670 787 655  
Tynemouth David Pearce 07974 284122
Warkworth John Hobrough 01665 711203  
  Ben Hopkinson 01665 714213

If you feel you need to have the bees destroyed please contact a local pest controller.  Bees are endangered but they are not protected.