Australia has over 1500 species of native bee, however it is the imported European Honey Bee that many people are most familiar with.
Australia's early European settlers introduced Honey Bees to ensure a good supply of honey, and over time many escaped and established wild populations.
Honey bees have since established themselves as important pollinators of crops and some native plant species.
Honey bees arrive on mass. Often we receive calls from clients who return from the shops, or work to find a whole swarm of bees have arrived on their property. Honey Bees defend their nest aggressively, and whilst each bee can only sting once, when provoked, many bees may attack. Most Honey Bee stings cause intense local pain and swelling. However, if a victim is allergic to bee venom, a sting may cause more severe symptoms including difficulty breathing.
Bee Hive Removal
When we are called to treat a bee swarm, or remove a bee hive it is always our aim to remove the bees and relocate them with a bee keeper rather than destroy the bees. If you have a bee swarm arrive, and you need a professional to remove the bee hive, it is important you do not spray them with anything, not even water. This can make the bees aggressive, and make it more difficult to successfuly collect the swarm.