Bees and Wasps on Private Property
The removal of bees and wasps on private property is the responsibility of the landowner. Any person wishing to keep bees must be registered with the NSW Department of Primary Industries. In addition, the Department investigates complaints about nuisance bees and wasps.
If residents require assistance with removal of bee swarms on private property, they can contact the Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Inc, who provide advice on bee swarm problems and collect bees from properties. To contact a registered bee-keeper (apiarist), phone 1900 925 222.
Collectors may charge a fee for removal, which is less than typically charged by a pest controller. Bees removed by a bee-keeper are relocated and not killed, which is a better outcome for all concerned.
Public Buildings and Land
To report swarms on Council owned property please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999. Details about the exact location of the swarm should be provided along with an approximate length of time the bees have been there. Council will seek to have the bees removed and/or located.
Any person wishing to keep bees must be registered with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI). The DPI can be contacted on 4577 0600.