We collect swarms and always for free. We respond to calls very quickly (usually returning your call instantly or within 2- 3 minutes or less) and can usually collect the swarm, or have one of our bee keepers respond, in less than 30 minutes, 7 days a week.
Bees swarm as a natural part of reproducing colonies. The bees and their Queen are looking for a new home.
Unfortunately, in New Zealand, it's very unlikely that a swarm will survive
in the wild due to varroa mite and pesticides.
If you see a swarm don't worry, bees are normally quite calm in this state... but don't get too close.
We rehouse swarms into hives, treat them for any varroa mite and feed them if required. This gives them the best chance of survival.
We are experienced and registered Bee Keepers and have DECA certification.