What is a swarm?
A swarm is a colony of bees that is on the move and looking for a new home. Swarms generally appear from April to the end of July on warm, still days in the early afternoon. The bees will be resting while they send scouts to look for somewhere to live and will be clustered like a large football, or hanging from somewhere convenient, resembling a large curtain. They are only settled temporarily and unlikely to do any harm. Don’t disturb them and keep the children and pets away from them. The bees will eventually move off.
Wasps - Wasps are thin waisted with thin, vivid yellow and black stripes.
Bumblebees - Bumblebees are large, furry looking insects with big bodies and fat legs. They come in a range of colours, buff and brown, black and yellow, but they generally have one or two big stripes of colour.
Or Test Valley Council do provide a service for removal of wasps and bees and you can find details of their services at www.testvalley.gov.uk.
A swarm is a colony of bees that is on the move and looking for a new home.
They are only settled temporarily and unlikely to do any harm.