The Council doesn't have a beekeeper. If you find a hive or swarm and it's not on Council land, we won't be able to do anything to help other than assist you to find local beekeepers who may be able to assist.
Bees usually become active in spring, as the weather warms and plants begin to flower. During spring, we get a lot of calls from people who have hives or swarms on their property or somewhere in the community. When we receive calls that warn us about bees, we ask the caller to report the matter to the owner of the land. If you are the person who owns the land and you see a swarm or hive, we can help by providing you with a few people who could possibly help you to remove the bees for a fee.
If the bees are on Council-owned land, we will remove the hive - just give us a call as soon as possible.