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.
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!
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 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 bees 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 away.
If the 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 manage the nest and reduce damage to your property.
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.
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.
We are ready to take on bee-hive 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.