Bee Rescue Services

If you're shopping around for ways to get rid of bees, it's important to know how much things cost and what you get for your money.  Not all bee removal services are equal, and not all beekeepers are experienced in either swarm capture or hive removal.  If cost is your only concern, then there are times when a pest control service will be cheaper than live removal.  We pride ourselves on our ability to get all the bees (including the queen, and salvaging as much comb as possible) into one of our hives. 

On-Site Cost Estimate

Free

Quotes incur no charge and are obligation-free.  We can often give a rough cost estimate over the phone, but for a detailed estimate we need to be on-site using state-of-the art infrared camera technology.  This will give you a good idea of how much the removal will cost so you can make an informed decision before we start work.  

Bee Hive Removal

From $100

What you get:  Professional, chemical-free live removal of an established hive of bees into one of our hive boxes (If the bees have started to draw comb then it's a hive).  Hive removal takes time, skill, equipment, and preparation, and it can also involve getting stung a lot, because as soon as the bees start drawing out comb they have something to defend.  We can remove a hive of bees from behind any wall you don't mind us cutting into, or from any container you're not attached to.  We cannot remove bees from steeply sloped roofs or chimneys.  We are not building contractors, so repairing a wall after we've removed the bees is your responsibility!

Cost Breakdown:

  • There is an minimum fee of $100. 
  • An hourly rate of $50 applies after the first hour.
  • Second story removals start at $150, and cost $50 per half-hour beyond the first.
  • Removal of a physical structure containing bees (a wine barrel, for instance) starts at $200, assuming we can get it onto the truck and are confident we can get the bees out of the structure elsewhere.  

Swarm Rescue

From $50

What you get:  Professional, chemical-free live removal of a swarm of bees into one of our hive boxes.  A swarm of bees is usually fairly passive, and won't sting.  They may be hanging off a branch, hedge, or fence-post.  Sometimes they stay for an hour, sometimes for a day, but they will move on into a nearby structure or start to build a hive and draw comb in the open. The sooner we can get to them the better.  It is rare for swarm removal to take longer than a half-hour.

Cost Breakdown:

  • There is a minimum fee of $50. 
  • An hourly rate of $50 applies after the first hour.
  • Second story removals start at $100, and cost $50 per half-hour beyond the first.
  • The first five swarm calls we get in spring will be done for free, as a public service!

Travel

$0.88 per Kilometre over 40km

We do not charge for the first 40km travelled, but in order to cover some of our costs we charge a per kilometre rate for travel in excess of 40km from Mount Gambier.  

A large hive removal from a wall cavity in Suttontown, SA.

Moving a swarm of bees off a tree and into one of our boxes.

 Using a thermal camera to find a hive in a pile of rubbish.

Using a thermal camera to find a hive in a pile of rubbish.