Swarm Collection

I can collect and “re-home” bee swarms for you, at no charge if they are close to North Sydney and access is easy.  Here are a couple I collected recently:

The Maritime Museum called me when a swarm of bees settled on the stern of the HMAS Vampire, in the middle of Darling Harbour!

I am pointing to the bees in this photo. I wonder where they came from… Is someone keeping bees on a nearby rooftop?

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Below photos are from a call-out to the University of New South Wales, UNSW:

I moved the queen into the wooden beehive and within a minute, the bees were marching in, following her scent. It took some disassembly to get the last of the bees out from under the grate…

This is a more typical swarm in a tree. The bees move out of their hive and settle in a tree temporarily while they look for a new home (Mosman).

This was an unusual situation where the bees built their colony in an exposed bush (Lane Cove).

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This swarm was at a pre-school (Chatswood). I found the Queen, put her in the box, and all the other bees marched in to be with her.