Our mission is to offer the tastiest, healthiest, unprocessed, raw honey
and also other bee related products for sale and at the same time to educate all we come in contact
with about bees. We hope you stick around and enjoy reading about our experiences with our bees
– if you’ve got a few minutes, check out the Fun Bee Facts page.
One of the things bees are known for is swarming. It is a totally natural thing for bees to do as this is how they expand their numbers. Swarming season in Australia is from September to March and can be triggered by a number of factors.
If you come across a swarm you should immediately contact a beekeeper in your area (www.honeybee.com.au or 0416 185 016 to get me) so they can come and collect it as soon as possible.
The bees may only stay around for a few hours and will mostly be very docile when they first swarm. However, do not get too close as you will not know how long they have been away from their hive. It is a fascinating site and I would recommend observing from a distance. We had to deal with our first swarm in the middle of winter which is very much out of the ordinary. Just goes to show that bees are not pets but are wild and will do what they like when they like. If you want to see a video of our first swarm go here: Video – Capturing our first swarm.