& 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.
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 2015: In January 2016 eleven lectures were posted on You Tube. One lecture already has over 8,500 views and for good reason, you will see why if you choose to click on 'Queens I have known'.
Click here to view all eleven topics.