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Bees and Swarms

Honey bees are just one species of a whole range of pollinating flying insects. It can be difficult to decide which is which. See Honey bees for a clear description of what they look like and how they behave. See Not honey bees to identify the other more common and similar insects.

Honey bees can cause a problem when they swarm, usually from May to July, ending up somewhere in your garden or in an outbuilding or even a chimney. See Getting help for a swarm description and who to contact to come and collect them.