How to deal with a swarm

Registered beekeepers are permitted to catch swarms in any area of NSW.

It is advised to consider if a swarm may be infested with Varroa mite, particularly in the areas where larger numbers of infestations have been detected. See where Varroa mite infestations have been detected on the heat map on this page.

If a wild European honey bee swarm is posing a risk to public safety, call 000 immediately.

For more information on catching swarms, and finding someone to help contact the Amateur Beekeepers Association