Below is a list of swarm collectors and many Councils also have names of interested local beekeepers. Occasionally bees will occupy an old cupboard or box on a back verandah or in a shed, and establish themselves.
There are many beekeepers who will come to remove established colonies like this too. Established hives inside tree trunks and inside double-brick wall cavities are almost impossible to remove, however, without destroying the tree or the wall. In these cases, the bees may need to be destroyed. It's better to save the tree. Bees can be replaced easier than trees.
Members mostly charge a fee for their work but it is less than charged by a pest exterminator. Discuss this with our member when contact is made. WAAS members are usually not insured nor are they inclined to tackle removal jobs where access to the swarm / hive involves structural change to parts of equipment or buildings.
Please note: The list of swarm collectors below is made up of current WAAS members. However, WAAS does not endorse, and is not accountable for work done by anyone on this list.
|Peter Ashworth||9496 1218||Metro East|
0419 049 013
Midland / Swan View
|Daniel Bremer||0411 808 383||Metro South (a bee-friendly licensed pest control man)|
|Gordon Carter||0429 784 831||Chittering & Surrounds|
||0427 888 662||Eastern Hills/Mundaring/Midland/Swan View & surrounds|
|David Currey||0417 173 551||Hills area|
|Geoff Defrenne||0419 915 688
Councils: Bayswater ( southern section) / Belmont / Canning / Claremont / Melville / Nedlands / Perth / South Perth / Victoria Park / Vincent - Public Liability Insurance, ABN
|Ken Fuller||0405 555 187||Armadale and Surrounding areas|
|Brett Greedy ||0488 128 220||Joondalup to Two Rocks, Ellenbrook and surrounds.|
0432 265 922
Metro South / Rockingham / Kwinana / Mandurah / Secret Harbour / Port Kennedy / Casurina / Byford / Mundijong / Wandi / Beeliar / Cockburn - Public Liability Insurance, ABN
|Myles Kelly||0417 927 202||Lynwood / Ferndale / Willetton / Canning Vale / Leeming /Shelley|
|Scott Martin||0413 737 365||Metro South|
|Jamie Moir||0422 915 092||North Perth and surrounds|
|Mike Newcombe||0419 196 211||Perth Metro|
|Brett Rabey||0418 903 764||Morley|
0449 579 371
|Floreat, City Beach, Churchlands, Woodlands,Wembley Downs, Scarborough - Public Liability Insurance|
|Gary Templeman||9309 1655||Councils: Joondalup / Wanneroo|
|Jim Watson||0419 833 470||Kalgoorlie|
|Bert Valenti||0408 096 388||
Swan Valley and surrounding areas