ADBKA Swarm Collectors

Before contacting a member, please read the advice page on identifying bees.

This service is offered to the community on a voluntary, goodwill basis by experienced beekeepers.  Although the members on the list below will endeavour to help if they can, Aberdeen and District Beekeepers’ Association (ADBKA) cannot guarantee that a beekeeper will be available when you require one.  Neither ADBKA nor the individual beekeeper accepts liability for any problems that may arise.

However, members of the Scottish Beekeepers Association, are covered under the SBA’s Public Liability Insurance (up to a limit of £10m). SBA members are highlighted in the list below.

Although many beekeepers offer a free service, some may feel it appropriate to charge, especially if they have to travel long distances or make several visits.  Please confirm this with the beekeeper in your initial conversation.

ADBKA Swarm Collectors’ List


  • John Steele, T: 01224 694 088, Aberdeen City and immediate area;
  • John Beagrie, M: 07889 787599, , Aberdeen City and immediate area – SBA
  • Susan Caie,, T: 07590 452513, Aberdeen City and surrounding areas – SBA




  • David Robertson, M: 07796116748,, Oldmeldrum, Dyce, Ellon, Inverurie, Maud – SBA
  • Garry Forbes, M: 07730816848, Bridge of Don, Balmedie, Dyce – SBA
  • Jamie Evans, M: 07920098395, Newmachar, Dyce and surrounding area – SBA
  • Innes & Sarah Simpson, M: 07970622526, Inverurie, Newmachar -SBA
  • David Lunney, M: 01467643593, Inverurie and surrounding area – SBA
  • Ewan Campbell, M: 07516224877, Methlick, Fyvie, Udny, Pittmeden, Newdeer and surrounding area – SBA
  • John Mackenzie, M: 07572774889, Fraserburgh, Strichen, Mintlaw, Peterhead and surrounding areas – SBA
  • Ian Duncan, M: 07870763358, Monymusk, Alford, Inverurie and surrounding areas
  • George Nicol, M: 07516723840, Huntly and surrounding areas – SBA
  • Pete & Joe Smith, M: 01358 751708, Ellon, Cruden Bay, Newburgh and surrounding area.