Published 14 October 2020

Tea Tree Gully Council staff are responding to a number of reports of swarming bees. 

This trend is expected to continue until at least December as it is the season when new queen bees are challenging current queen bees, with each loser leaving hives with a swarm of followers.

The bees usually settle with 24 hours, but can cause concern, particularly if near schools or playgrounds.

What to do

On Council land - Call 8397 7444 to request removal.

On private property - Call an apiarist, private pest control company or the Beekeepers Society of SA Inc for advice on removal or relocation.

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