Honeybee swarm removal.
First, check to see if you have honey bees. It is easy to confuse wasps with honey bees. If you have wasps we will recommend you contact Smash 'Em Pest Control who have special gear to deal with wasps. If you are not sure, please contact us. You can upload a photo to our contact form.
Second, contact us with your address and the location of the swarm to arrange removal. It is important that the swarm has landed and clustered somewhere because swarms can travel a great distance.
We cover the entire Greater Auckland Region.
We will use our specialist equipment to transfer the bees to a suitable hive.
As a thank you, at the end of the season, those who reported the swarm will receive a pottle of yummy, fresh, pure honey from that year’s harvest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the queen being so awesome, laying over 3000 eggs per day throughout the summer season, beehives become crowded. The hive naturally splits into two.
The original queen will leave with half of the hive in search of a new home.
They all swarm out of the hive as one and head off to find a temporary site.
During the next few days, the bees will cluster into a ball to protect their queen while the scout bees go searching for a new home.
This is when they are the most vulnerable to predators, the weather & people.
We carefully collect the swarm of bees in a way that rescues almost all of the bees.
We then isolate the bees & treat them for Varroa mite, build up their food & pollen supply & ensure that they are growing as a healthy colony.
We then put them into our home Apiary, which is surrounded by hectares of the native bush so they can continue to build & grow under our management.
For our swarm collection service, we service the Great Auckland Area.