Over the bee summer season bee numbers (in the hive) can increase to around 60,000 meaning that overcrowding can trigger a ‘swarm instinct’.
Bee swarms will naturally occur from September 1st until the end of the summer months in New Zealand.
If you discover an (unwanted honey) bee swarm on your property, please contact the Wairarapa Beekeepers Club or directly call our Swarm Man and we will remove and re-home
the colony of honey bees or bumble beehive.
Call the Swarm Man, Bernard Watt, 24 hour contract mobile 027 256 2026
The above information was supplied buy Greater Wellington Regional Council, 34 Chapel Street, Masterton.
Telephone: 06 826 1566