Bees

Did you know that bees are responsible for pollinating a third of our food supply? This means that bees are essential to our way of life.

With bee population in decline around the world, we are working to protect our local bees. We have made a commitment that, wherever possible, bee hives found on council land that must be moved will be rehomed.

Watch this video to find out more:

 

What you can do

  • Plant bee-friendly flowers in your garden.
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides or pesticides when gardening.
  • Install a native bee hive or insect hotel – download our handy flyer to learn how to make your own!

If you find a bee hive on your property, you can organise for its safe removal by contacting a local apiarist rather than calling the exterminator.

If you find a bee hive or swarm on Council land, please call us on 9243 8888 and we will organise for the safe and sustainable rehoming of bees where possible.

Remember, don’t be afraid of bees, but do keep a safe distance away and don’t try to remove them yourself.

Last updated: Friday, 2 August 2019, 1:51 AM