A swarm of honey bees occurs when a some of the bees leave their colony. They usually form a cluster in a tree, gatepost or on any other suitable object. When they have settled into a cluster they will then fly to their new “home”. Swarms of honey bees can usually be safely removed by qualified/experienced beekeepers if they are contacted in time. If the honey bees have left their post swarming clustering place and taken up residence in the fabric of a building, that can be more difficult (if not impossible) to be safely dealt with by a beekeeper and another visit by a pest controller will be required to undertake the work.
Are they Honey Bees?
Honey bees are often confused with Bumble Bees and Wasps - the British Beekeepers Association have produced a really good guide to help to identify a swarm of honey bees:
In need of some help?
Please contact a beekeeper through the Beekeepers Association or contact us and we will help where we can