Report a swarm
The Wellington Beekeepers Club offers a service to the public to collect honey-bee swarms. However, before completing the adjacent form, we recommend that you try to locate a member in your area who has offered to collect swarms.
Using the map below, choose the nearest swarm collector in your area and get the name and phone number, plus any availability details.
If you are unable to locate someone to collect your swarm and you would like it removed by a member of the Wellington Beekeepers Association, then please complete the adjacent form and click the "submit" button. You will be contact by a member of the Association, and arrangements made for the swarm to be collected.
Please provide details of location of swarm at the property. Useful details are its location (eg in a tree at front), how high above ground, and approx size (tennis ball, soccer ball size).
Offer to collect
Members can offer to collect swarms as a service to the public. To get on the swarm collection list, please go to your account (easiest to follow the link on the User Menu on the right), and click on the "Edit" tab. Tick the checkbox labeled "Collect swarms" and enter details of the area and time you are available to respond to a swarm requiring collection. These details will be shown along with your name and phone number on the map available to people wanting to find a swarm collector.
Offer to receive
Members can flag their willingness to receive swarms that have been collected by a member but are surplus to his/her requirements. To get on the swarm recipient list, please go to your account (easiest to follow the link on the User Menu on the right), and click on the "Edit" tab. Tick the checkbox labeled "Receive swarms" and enter details of your availability to receive a swarm. These details will be shown along with your name and phone number on the map available to members wanting to find a home for a surplus swarm.