If a swarm of bees lands in your garden, and you would like the assistance of a beekeeper to either advise you, or to remove the swarm, then please contact one of our members listed below as soon as the bees have settled (do not delay). If you are uncertain which insect you have in your garden or property, visit the BBKA website, which has a handy identification guide for bees, bumble bees and wasps.
Up and down the country many swarm reports have turned out to be nests of tree bumblebees. For more information about tree bumblebees please go to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website.
contact our swarm co-ordinator Les Tonkin on 01736 755380 or 07977 545495, or contact find your nearest swarm collector on the British Beekeepers’ Association Website.
The following swarm collectors for West Cornwall are given below:
Jerry Williams 01209 861415/07899 963666
William Robinson 01872 273749
Robert Black 01326 316541/0710157784
Anne McQuade 01336 373749
Bridget Clemoes 01326 375930/07756 295478
John Mills 01326 318718/07764 291106
Richard Lugg 01326 241545 / 07971 827226
Elizabeth Bell 01326 221574
Ray Stone 01209 717951/07425171335
Christopher Wiles 07817424333
Dave McIntosh 01736 361294/07790870997
Andy Beard 01736 360232/07958 582285
Stephen Putnam 07809897706
James Kilty 01736 850373
Ben Penberthy 01736 850404/07790429594
Emma Trevarthan 01736 851122
Les Tonkin 01736 755380 / 07827 293756
Jenny Lewis 01736 753124