& they are entering your roof or in a bird box & look like this:
They are the Tree Bumble Bee [Bombus Hypnorum]
During the months of April to July we get a large number of calls about this particular bumble bee. If they are causing a nuisance, click here for their life cycle and what can be done about them.
Having read the article but you are still not sure have a look at this easy Identification Guide:
However if they look like this swarm on a branch:
And the flying bees look like the picture above they are definitely honey bees, so..........
you will want them removed to prevent them entering your roof, chimney or out buildings. To contact your nearest beekeeper who is prepared to collect a swarm, click on the pdf document below.
St. Mary's Church, Hadlow had bees in their Chuch Tower and required them to be removed to enable contractors to continue their renovation work. See this pdf of pictures below:
Watch this short video [3 mins.] by Sidcup KBKA removing bees from a chimney. They are assisted by builders in the removal of brickwork etc.... Click here to view.
If you have an established colony of bees in your chimney, roof or under tiling, most bee keepers will not collect these but if you click on this pdf document below there are 6 beekeepers who may be able to help:
There's many bee-keeping videos but....... if you search some topics on You Tube there are a lot of videos that need more judicious use of the edit button as they are rather like watching paint dry! Having trawled through these, here are some of the more interesting ones:
National Honey Show 2016 There are 2 lectures posted on You Tube so far. The first talk now available on Colony Collapse Disorder from an American perspective. To view click on CCD. The second is on 'Can Science Save Our Bees' to view click here.
National Honey Show 2015: In January 2016 eleven lectures were posted on You Tube. One lecture has had over 16,000 views & for good reason, you will see why if you click on: 'Queens I have known'.
Click here to view all eleven topics.
If you think you have seen a hornet that looks like the one illustrated, have a look at the pdf document below and
send details to: firstname.lastname@example.org.