Got a Swarm?

If you discover a honey bee swarm please contact our swarm co-ordinators
There are over 250 types of bees in the UK but there is only one european honey bee (Apis mellifera). Our members are volunteers who can only help with honey bees.

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk - Barry Thrower 01553 810001
North Norfolk - Barry Walker-Moore 07833 915340



Breckland - Trevor Nash 07955 166852

Broadland - Andy Jameson 07917 756015 / Sue Ives 01603 717880 or 07891 368502

Norwich - Paul Cain Mobile 07792 770678 / Corriena Scollay Tel 07561 324527

South Norfolk including Gt Yarmouth - Denise Drake 07796 387439 / Tristan Hanwell 01953 789281 or 07824 567447

Costs: West Norfolk and King's Lynn Beekeepers provide swarm collection services on a voluntary basis.
Very very few are full time beekeepers so we do urge you to double check that you have honey bees and not other insects before calling them away from work for possibly several hours.
We think it is reasonable that you make a donation for expenses such as fuel costs - the rest is down to you.

BUMBLE BEES, MASON BEES and other bees


These bees are harmless and numbers dwindle naturally as the year draws to a close. Please try and live with them as they contribute to the balance of the ecology. Some beekeepers may offer help with these bees : this is their personal choice since NBKA insurance only covers swarm collection of honey bees.

All Norfolk - Helen Copperthwaite. Phone: 01263 734682 . Email: [email protected]

All Norfolk- Mike Willis. Phone : 01493 369261

WASPS and HORNETS - CONTACT NUMBERS


Kings Lynn and West Norfolk DC - 01553 616200

North Norfolk DC - 01263 513811

Breckland DC - 01362 656870

Broadland DC - 01603 431133

South Norfolk DC - 01508 533633

Norwich DC - 01603 212212
  • News

  • BBKA PHOTO COMPETITION

    BBKA are looking for the best photo of a wasp, hornet (European or Asian), nest or gadget to protect your bees. Thorne Beekeeping Equipment have kindly donated a £100 voucher for the winner.
    Photos should be of good quality resolution as entries may be used on the website, social media or BBKA (with credit).
    Enter by sending your photo in to [email protected] with the subject Photo Competition Deadline 30th September 2020. The winner will be announced in BBKANEWS, on the BBKA WEBSITE during last week of October.

    New Website Content

    Feeling nostalgic? Wonder how much a WBC cost in 1931 or what happened when Prince Charles visited our tent at Sandringham - checkout the files section of the members area to see our Past Yearbooks, Back Issues of Bee Aware and Videos of events and training from 2009. The BBKA also offers back issues of the BBKA Newsleter online, for more details see here

    Asian Hornet

    Asian Hornet Watch is an app designed to record and help the early detection of Asian Hornet in the UK following the first confirmed record in September 2016.
    Available for your smartphone:
    Get it on the play store Get it on the app store