Swarm Removal

To be included on this page please contact Don, whose email address is at the bottom of this page

updated2013

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This page is set up to put people who want bees removed in contact with beekeepers who are willing to remove bees. 

Bees usually swarm in spring or early summer. Swarming is the way bees reproduce and make more colonies.

Often a swarm of bees will hang in a cluster before moving into their new home.

Bees that are hanging in a cluster are usually removed by a beekeeper. If the bees move into an enclosed space such as a wall cavity usually the most economical way to get rid of the bees is to poison them.

There is usually a charge for swarm removal things that beekeepers need to know are

How accessible is the swarm?
How long has the swarm been there?
The location of the swarm?
Are the bees getting into the house yet?
Please note there may be over 40,000 bees in a large colony

Below is a list of beekeepers prepared to deal with swarms of bees

Queensland 

Name  Contact Details  Location Based
Doug Allen, Phone: 07 4630 0264
craigallen2@optusnet.com.au
Toowoomba
Kevin Anderson
0419 121 004 
Brisbane Northside
Carl Hampson
Ph: 0450067199
"Bees in your wall, give us a call"
Brisbane ( all areas), Gold Coast, Ipswich.
Neil Bell
0428 300 556
Brisbane North area
David Bourke Ph:(07) 3389-4060,
Mobile 0411-110-525 (best)
wwoofbrisbane@hotmail.com
Brisbane
Conway Deacon

Mob:0435236780
Home: (07) 33972445
thebrisbanebeeman@hotmail.com
www.thebrisbanebeeman.com.au

Brisbane Southside
David Hughes Ph: 07 4163 3088
jacarandapark@optusnet.com.au
Nanango
Corinne Jordan 07 3829 0364 Redlands Shire, Bayside South of Brisbane
Peter Kennedy. Mobile: 0421 317 841
Home: 07 33435321
livewell@bigpond.net.au
South side of Brisbane, Redland Bay, Beenleigh and Ipswich areas
Brett Lamont Ph: 0417 688 812
email brettla@ozemail.com.au
Brisbane (North of CBD to and including Sunshine Coast)
Pat Larkham, Phone: 0422813463
gold.star@optusnet.com.au
Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Nth Beaudesert areas
Les Holzheimer Phone: 07 3201 4008 ljholzheimer@yahoo.com.au Ipswich
Karl Morris Ph: 0419 702 802
peg.karl@hotmail.com
Brisbane and Ipswich Area
Steve Pierce Ph 07 3389 5985
iwm@optusnet.com.au
Ipswich
Paul Wood 0414 333 069 Brisbane all areas especially Northside
Jack Wilson
0406 287 815
Wilsjack89@gmail.com
Central and surroundings of Brisbane within 25kms of CBD
Jeremy Wynne 0408 778 215 or 07 3829 5689 Redlands and Southern Brisbane area
Sheri 0402524498
wanabe@luckybitches.net
gold coast to tweed heads and beyond

New South Wales
Name  Contact Details  Location Based
Debra Bourne Phone: 0408 968 291
Email: dbourne@spic.nsw.edu.au
Southern Highlands, NSW
David Burgess Ph: 0409 453 279 Lower Hunter
Diane Call 02 4936 6220
0418 118 758
dianeraewyncall@gmail.com
Maitland area
Angus & Ralph Dawson

Phone: 02 6775 1115
Mobile: 0428 429 255

Armidale
John Donvito

Mobile 0408 476 965
John@gplanet.com.au

northern rivers area and around tweed
Doyle Egelhoff mobile 0412 27 28 27 Normanhurst
Craig Fenton PH 02 66 433 364
Mobil: 0414 33 1981
Email: jesusfreak@kooee.com.au
Grafton
Shaun Garvey Ph 02 9869 1009
Email shaun.garvey@det.nsw.edu.au
Epping, Ryde, Paramatta, Castle Hill and Hornsby.
Andrew Guzowski 0418 418 915 Lower North Shore in Sydney
Jesster Kerr-Wearne Ph 02 6655 0780, Mob 0407 743 439 Bellingen
Mile Loncar Phone: 0431 327 237 Sydney northen beaches
Mullumbimbees Natural Beekeeping Group
Yari McGauley Ph: 0401 925 747
Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Ocean Shores
John Rice

Ph: 02 62383791
Email:enquiries@ridgiedidge.net.au

Queanbeyan, Wamboin, Bungendore, Braidwood, Sutton, Gundaroo, Gunning, Captains Flat, Cooma
Jose Simoes Mobile 0423 688 352
Ph: 02 9920 0319
josersimoes@gmail.com
All Sydney
Gary Waite Mobile: 0448 345 970 Wollongong
Mark Wilson
02 9534 4955 Sydney South
Mick  
Ph: 02 6864 1122
Forbes, Parkes, Peak Hill, 
Orange, Cowra, Dubbo

Australian Capital Territory

Name  Contact Details  Location Based
Kevin Antoine

02 6231 3355, mobile 0411 182 387
email: kevin@antoine.com.au

Canberra and surrounds
Darren Morris
0407 962 189 All Canberra, Queanbeyan and NSW surrounds.
Paul Muscat (02) 6236 3678(A/H)
(02) 6144 4968(Work)
0427 018 922 (mobile)
email: paul.muscat1@defence.gov.au or
scribblygums@burrastationestate.org
Burra/Queanbeyan/South Canberra

Victoria 

Name 
Contact Details  Location Based
John Davidson
Ph: (03) 58271220
jd047@bigpond.com
Shepparton East
Chris Dawson Ph: 0428 109 164
chrisdawson@iprimus.com
Kyneton
Peter Dyer
0425 873 555
inner eastern and southern 
suburbs of Melbourne
David Eddy
Ph  03 5779 1204 or 0407 367 405
Mansfield area
Benedict Hughes Ph 0418 863 884 Melbourne Inner North and Inner suburbs
Daniel Palm Ph 0466 388 054
danthebeeman@hotmail.com.au
Melbourne Metro area and other areas by arrangement
Michael Pepper 
Mobile: 0434 533 055 
Pakenham through to Traralgon.
Gavin Preston
Mob :- 0402 833 228
Tel :- 03 9878 5402
gavinjpreston@optusnet.com.au

City of Monash City of Whitehorse and surrounding areas
Neil Rawlings 0422 756 265 Wallan, Kilmore, Northern Suburbs, Other Areas by Arrangment.
John Richards Ph (03) 5578 6331
jb.ric@datafast.net.au
Branxholme, Western Victoria
Carole Scholes Mobile: 0411 481 562
southsidebeekeepers@live.com.au
Northern Mornington Peninsula
Frankie Spranger Ph: 0408 336 363 Melbourne area
Anthony Swan 0437 742 420
antswanmail@yahoo.com.au
Melbourne Inner northern suburbs
Matthew Velevski 0417 514 914 Sunshine and surrounding suburbs
Brett Ward  Ph. 0409 528 540 Ballarat
Luke Williams Mobile: 0415 104 044 Maryborough

South Australia

Name Contact Details  Location Based
Mandy Fisher Via email bee_removal@craftandsuch.com Adelaide to Barossa
Andrew Johnson 0412 467 025 Fleurieu Peninsula
Don Nairn Mobile 0432 185 227
Home 08 8357 5060
Adelaide

Western Australia

Name  Contact Details  Location Based
Rene Andrey 0427 879 430 Perth and York area.

Bee-Wise, Jack

0418 911 928 Perth Metro.
Peter Mattaboni
0412 078 872
email: pmsurvey@iinet.net.au
northern suburbs of Perth
Peter Quarry
ph 0421836896 Dunsborough & SW

Tasmania

Name  Contact Details  Location Based
John Edwards Ph: 03 64241282, 
Mob: 0439 313 922
25km around Devonport area

Northern Territory

Name  Contact Details  Location Based
Tas Festing
Humpty Doo Apiaries

Po Box 836
Humpty Doo 0836
Ph 08-8988 4763
Mob 0418 826 817

Humpty Doo


If you cannot find anybody on the list you could try the Sta
te Goverment Primary Indurtries dept,  or the Clubs & Associations page in the beekeeping information page

This page was conceived and written by Don Nairn

For any comments alterations additions. Please contact Don Nairn don_nairn@email.com
 

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