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Wasps or bees?

Bees are often confused with wasps because they have a similar shape. However, wasps have distinct yellow/black bands around the abdomen whereas bees tend to be a lighter brown/yellow colour.

Local beekeepers are happy to give advice and assist in identifying bees.

Removing bees

Beekeepers will volunteer to collect swarms of honey bees whenever they can. They do not remove bumble bees or wasps.

Beekeepers in the Norwich City Council area

Alternatively, visit the British Beekeepers' Association website to find a local registered swarm collector.

For more information about identifying wasps and bees see the British Pest Control Association A-Z of pests or the Norfolk Beekeepers' Association websites.