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What do I do if a swarm of bees turns up?

If you have a swarm of bees - DON'T PANIC. The first thing to check is if they are honey bees. If they really are honey bees then ring your local beekeepers association. For more details on how to check what you have got and get help see our swarms page.

If you live near to Bridport in Dorset then you can ring us on 01308 423808.

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To check next time ...

Note to ourselves - next time we open up the hive we need to check the bottom space and bracecomb and also see if any feed has been taken,

Also, at the risk of stating the obvious, we agreed it would be much better to have made notes at the time of inspection rather than "recalling" events over a glass of wine!  Well, at least the camera helped ...

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Posted by sally on Monday 28 April 2008 - 22:19:46 |printer friendly