the Nationwide honey bee removal Company
Swarmcatcher are the UK honey bee colony removal specialists that provide an ethical eco-friendly bee removal and relocation service across the UK.
Here’s what people think of us
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Delighted to Bee free!
We are very grateful to Swarmcatcher for removing the bees from the roof space above our dormer window, which had been a longstanding problem of more than 3 years. Following a very thorough two and a half our survey in which Ian successfully located the honeycomb, he returned as arranged to remove it.
The removal was done very carefully and methodically from inside, through the ceiling of the room below the dormer (we had been told by another firm that we’d need to take the roof off). Full protection was applied to the carpet and walls etc. Ian kept us informed and educated us about what he’d found as he went along. Once the honeycomb was removed, the space was made uninviting to future swarms.
Ian cleared away and cleaned up and we were left with a small rectangular hole in the ceiling to patch up.
Bev in the office was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable and put us at ease with the proposed process, keeping us informed of timings, etc. I would highly recommend Swamcatcher, we are very pleased with the outcome, the ceiling is patched up and 2 months later, there have been no attempts at re-colonisation.
Successful Bee Removal – Cotswolds
Ian and Gabe were a pleasure to work with. They were responsive, knowledgeable, resourceful, friendly, efficient and highly effective. In addition, they are 2 really nice blokes. They quickly assessed what was needed and then got on with things with a minimum of fuss and disruption. The job was to remove an extensive bee colony from an internal wall cavity. They worked in an organized, well-thought-through way and the job was finished sooner than expected. Interestingly, we had received another estimate from a national company that involved a highly-engineered and highly-expensive process – the removal of an external wall, closing an adjacent road to traffic, removal of part of a roof. When Ian from Swarmcatcher visited the site, he quickly assessed that no such major construction work was needed, and he came up with a simpler, much more practical solution and much less expensive solution. We are 100% satisfied with Swarmcatcher’s work and I highly recommend them to anyone with a bee problem. (It perhaps goes without saying that they protect and re-colonise the bees.)
Very Happy with the service from Swarmcatcher
I contacted Swarmcatcher to enquire about removing the bees that had set up home in a disused chimney of my elderly parent’s home in Northamptonshire. There was a large hive in the chimney, the bees had been there 5 years. I received expert advice from the Swarmcatcher team, who gave me clear and detailed information regarding the removal process and associated costs. They subsequently carried out the removal work to their quoted cost and schedule. The bees are now safely rehomed and my parent’s house no longer ‘hums’ all summer. I would thoroughly recommend Swarmcatcher.
“Bees removed from cavity”
After speaking to a number of “experts” we finally came across SwarmCatcher. They removed the bees from a challenging spot which was 8 meters above the ground. They carried out the work without fuss and kept us involved, sharing their knowledge throughout the process. A great experience and good job done, thanks. Would thoroughly recommend them.
A great job done by experts
Two long-standing colonies of bees removed from our barn roof and walls along with buckets full of honeycomb. The Swarmcatcher team were friendly, knowledgeable and tidy. They even brought a press so we could have some honey.
Bees moving into your home is stressful. I love nature but having a swarm come knocking and moving in uninvited was a shock. Local beekeepers were on hand to identify that they were honey bees, but as to what we then do…wow. SWARMCATCHER was the first company I contacted and was very impressed with the advice rather than hard sell approach from Bev. I also contacted Beegone so I could compare as to be honest they seems to be the only two companies carrying out live removals. Bev even advised to contact them to compare, as I said no hard sell at all. Less said about them the better. Prices for people who clearly have nothing better to spend money on.
So job was done in a day by Ian and his son Gabe who were friendly and very knowledgeable and worked extremely well and professionally. They had to then come back to finish off and bee proof the house. This was done again quickly and at no inconvenience to us at all. And they to my mind wouldnt finish the job until I was 100% happy. Nothing was too much trouble. Obviously the spring is a very very busy time for the company so there was a few weeks wait but worth it.
The whole experience with SWARMCATCHER was brilliant. I have just paid the invoice and it was exactly (if not slightly better) than expected. I can not praise this company highly enough. Truly. Thank you so much!
I spoke to a very helpful gentleman who gave me free expert advice enabling the bees to be left alone to go away of their own accord.
Many thanks for all your help.
The guys turned up and worked non stop. They cleared the bees from the chimney and then proofed it so that it could breathe and opened up the bottom of the chimney to remove an unbelievable amount of dead bees. The room smells so much better and we haven’t seen any more moths.
Removing bees from a chimney – Taunton, Somerset
These guys really know what they are doing, they cleared the bees and repaired the chimney, can’t thank them enough
Bees Removed from Chimney
Great service the bees have been in my chimney for 4 years and plaguing me and my neighbours.
Swarmcatcher responded in a professional friendly manner. They made the whole process easy. And the bees have been saved.
Bees in the wall
A huge thank you to Beverly, who contacted me immediately I posted my concerns, that bees had returned and made home again in the outside wall of our home. I have a life long fear of bees, however after talking with her, she has reassured me they are not honey bees and best left as they are doing a wonderful job. Will adhere to her valued advice. Thank you so much again, a truly helpful website.
very helpful telephone advice after another company was going to overcharge for removal of Tree bumble bees. We’re going to leave them alone &live in harmony instead!
Successful removal of bees nest from roof cavity
After 3 years of having bees buzzing around the roof gable end of our converted barn, and having had our youngest son stung a couple of times, we decided it was time to deal with the problem. Having had some advice but little help from the local council, we were put in contact with Swarmcatcher through somebody local who had used their services before.
During the week after Easter and after having a scaffold frame installed, Ian arrived to do the tricky job of locating the nest under the slate roof tiles and then remove them. With help from Tony, they worked for over a day, carefully removing tiles and then having isolated what turned out to be a larger nest than expected, removed all the bees and comb – and all of this carried out wearing protective clothing and working at a height of about 30 ft.
We had nothing but praise for the work they carried out. Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about bees in general (bee management has been in the family for generations) and was happy to answer all our questions and educate us about the life cycle and social make up of these most amazing creatures.
Their work was done efficiently and effectively and any mess was cleared up without any prompting.
A bonus for us was to have the some of the delicious honeycomb from the nest and there was so much in the nest there was plenty to share as well as to feed the bees as they made their way with Ian to Wales and to their new apiary.
We are so glad we did not follow some advice and have the bees poisoned and we were very lucky to have been put in contact with Ian and the Swarmcatcher’s service whom we would highly recommend to anybody who wants to remove their unwanted bees with care and understanding. Many thanks Ian!
G & C