Swarm collectors in the Ipswich region: click on link below for Ipswich & West Moreton Beekeeping Assn Inc.
Club – Ipswich & West Moreton Beekeepers Assn Inc – website: http://www.honey.org.au and click on menu bar for SWARM COLLECTORS. Please note, apparently, due to COVID restrictions, this information may no longer be available on this website at this time.
Are swarms dangerous? They are focused on finding a new home, not on attacking you. That said, it is important to keep your distance from swarming bees, because if the bees feel threatened, then it is possible they will sting. A swarm may stay around for a few days, depending on how quickly the scout bees find a suitable new home. This could happen very quickly, even within a day. If however, you come across a bee swarm that really is too inconvenient to tolerate, firstly: Do not attempt to move or destroy the swarm unless you know what you are doing. Such attempts could seriously backfire. Contact a swarm collector for advice about dealing with the swarm.