or around your house. Swarming usually happens in April - June rarely much later than this although it does depend on the weather, as we found this year with some swarms in mid july!.
Firstly you need to assess - are they bees, or wasps or hornets and how many there are ?
These pictures are not to scale, but do give you an idea of the colouring and size.
Read on for advice ...
If you are interested in Bee Keeping, but don't want Bees until you are confident with handling and have space and equipment, here's an idea ...
The evening sessions carry on through the summer right through to September, and are an important part of the training course - thought to be one of the best run in the West Midlands. Having hands-on experience before you get your own bees is very important and makes sure you are capable of dealing with the different situations you can find inside a hive.
These classes are mostly held in Twyning at the Branch Training Apiary, and details can be found on the Branch Calendar, by logging in to the site.
If you haven't been able to come to the first one, do please come to the following ones - Beginners, Improvers or seasoned Beekeepers all welcome.
Welcome to the Malvern and Upton Beekeepers Association. We are a branch of the Worcestershire Beekeeping Association, which in turn is an area association of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). We are an active group with members who live in Malvern; Upton upon Severn and the surrounding area. Our membership ranges from beginners to individuals for whom beekeeping has been a lifetime's hobby.