Bee nest removal bee swarm

Options for ​​Bee Removal

Bees are like nature's superheroes. They zoom around from flower to flower, helping pollinate blossoms and stimulate plants to produce fruits and seeds. They're essential to keeping the environment healthy and diverse and also making yummy honey. So, in a nutshell, bees are awesome, and life wouldn't be very good without bees.

That's why we're taking a new approach to bees at Spiderman and promoting bee removal wherever possible. We've put in the time to learn more about bees, and now you can benefit from our knowledge and guidance (and the bees will, too!)

Some Bee Facts

The bees you mostly see in suburban gardens are not native to Australia. They are an introduced species called the European or Western Honey bee and were introduced into Australia in the early 1800s. Native Australian Bees don't live in colonies and don't produce copious amounts of honey like European bees. Did you know naturally occurring bee homes are called nests? A beehive is the name for structures made by people to house bees.


Essentially, bees swarm when the colony outgrows its current space. The Queen leaves, and workers follow, or a new Queen may emerge in the bee nest, forcing the current one out.

They form a giant buzzing cloud of bees in the air, which you might have seen before - that's the swarm. While the bees wait for the scouts to find a suitable new location, like a hollow tree, they may settle on something inconvenient (to you), like your car or a tree close to your home. They're on the lookout for a new home, and they're not trying to be scary, but it's usually best to discourage them from staying - not by yourself, of course!
We don't recommend you remove bees yourself at all. Bees are not naturally aggressive, but upset and agitated bees can be extremely dangerous. You should always treat bee nests and bees with care if you are not qualified to manage them.
You might hear bees before you see them. A constant buzzing noise is a dead giveaway of a bee nest nearby. The other most obvious sign is noticing more bees than normal buzzing around in the same area - they're the scouts.

If the swarm is on public property, such as a tree on a public footpath or at a park, you can call the council, who will arrange to deal with the bees. However, if the swarm or nest is on your property, it's up to you to deal with them.

Firstly, take a few detailed photos for us. Don't get too close to the bee nest. We only need to see where it is and how easy it is to get to. Contact us, and we'll advise where to send the photos and whether we can help.

We're happy to talk through the options with you. Call us at SpidermanSE to deal with your bee nest.

What Spiderman can do

Sometimes, it can be straightforward to relocate the bee colony by finding the Queen bee and placing her inside a specially designed box that allows the rest of the bees to enter. They will follow where she goes, so over time, they all relocate themselves safely into the box, where we can transport them safely.  We will quarantine them for a period of time to monitor their health and check for disease before adding them to our very own apiary at Spiderman SE headquarters.

Whether the nest has been removed or destroyed, it is imperative that all comb is thoroughly removed or access to the location blocked. This proactive measure is essential to prevent the return of new bee swarms attracted by the scent of honey stored in the comb.  If the bee nest is inside a wall cavity, your roof or some other hard-to-reach place, we suggest contacting a handyperson or decorator to advise how to reduce damage to your property.  We are happy to work alongside them, using our expertise to remove the comb and any workings while they use their expertise to take care of any repairs.

As a last resort, we can blow insecticide powder into the nest, resulting in the bees dying. We always prefer not to do this if possible, but we understand sometimes there is no other choice.

The time required for bee removal and treatment, as well as associated costs, can vary significantly based on the complexity and location of the bee infestation. Factors such as the size of the nest, accessibility, and the overall complexity of the removal process may influence the duration and associated charges.

bee swarm removal services - experienced bee experts

Experienced bee-experts

Our team includes a specially trained Beekeeper who is skilled in the management of bees and will assess what action we can take to ensure the safety of your family and pets and manage the bees as best as possible. 

Whether you call it a beehive, a bee nest, or a bee colony, we are ready to take on your bee removal!

If you’ve got a wasp problem rather than a bee problem, Spiderman SE can still help.
Check out our wasp nest removal page.