Flint and District Beekeepers Asscociation
A member of the WBKA
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Flint and District Beekeepers Association web site.

 A warm welcome to our small but friendly society.

The aim of the associastion is to promote within our membership; good beekeeping practice, provide guidance and support, provide ongoing information and awareness, introduce and support new beekeepers in the area

We meet monthly and further information can be found on the
meeting dates page on this site


Bee Swarms

Nuisance bees

Every summer, we receive frequent phone calls from householders concerned about nuisance bees:

“We’ve got a swarm of bees in the garden, bees in the chimney or roof, bees in the shed, bees in the compost heap, bees in the bird box, bees in the lawn, bees burrowing into the house walls.  We are worried that the grandchildren, the neighbours or the dog might get stung”.

Our advice is always the same: Live with the bees if you can, and be glad that they have chosen your garden. We need more bees, and they are very unlikely to sting.

Bees in the bird box

Most probably these are bumblebees. How lucky you are to have these nesting in your garden! The birds no longer need the nest box, and it is just the right size for bumblebees, and too small for honeybees. Just enjoy watching the bumblebees coming and going, busy pollinating the flowers in your garden.
Please note: Our members do not remove bumblebee nests.


********    Please note: Our members do not remove bumblebee nests. ********

Not sure if you have a honey bee swarm or bumble bees?

Have a look at the pictures below to see if you have honey bees or bumble bees

 

 

See here for references to honey bees

This is a Honey Bee

Honey Bee

 If you think you have found a swarm of honey bees
in the Flint and District area,
please call
01978 760353 or 07594 377330 in the first instance for further guidance.


See
here for references to bumble bees

This is a Bumble Bee


Bumble Bee

 

Please note that the FDBKA do not deal with Bumble Bees. 
Please contact your local wildlife trust on
01248 351541.