President Glen Tucker Ph: 4615 5619 or 0427 004 435

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Swarm Control

Bee swarms generally occur around the start of spring and can continue throughout the warmer months.

A bee swarm is a round or oval mass of bees seeking a place to start a new nest under the direction of a queen. Swarming bees are usually placid and unlikely to sting when left undisturbed. If you come across a bee swarm, remain calm and stay out of their path. Swarms of bees will generally move on in a couple of hours when they have found a suitable dwelling to make a nest. Please DO NOT spray the bees with insecticide, as this will irritate them and may cause them to sting.

One of our members Justyn Anderson has volunteered to be our swarm contact this year. If you live in the Toowoomba vicinity and would like Justyn to come and catch the swarm please give him a call on 0412123470. Also our President Glenn Tucker lives in the Highfields area and is also an excellent swarm catching contact 0427004435.