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Honey Bee swarm

Observed: 21st April 2009 By: adambates
OPAL Community Scientist
Invertebrates expert
Honey Bee swarm

Honey Bees swarming on the edge of Harborne/Selly Oak in Birmingham on 21/4/09.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee or Honeybee (Apis mellifera) interacts


Martin Harvey's picture


Hi Adam,

Was the swarm collected by anyone? Have you seen any 'wild' colonies recently? Haven't come across any myself for a long time.


Entomologist and biological recorder

DavidHowdon's picture

Wild Colony

I've had a wild colony surviving in my local nature reserve since 2005 at least. Local beekeepers rather excited by this.