Bees and beehives
Bees in Australia are important pollinators of local crops and wildflowers, playing a crucial role in the ecosystem. They come in a variety of species, including the European honeybee, which is the most kept domesticated bee, and native stingless bees.
Although generally harmless, bees and beehives can be a problem, especially when they're found near where people live, like in walls, chimneys, or roof spaces of houses. This can be dangerous because bees can sting people and animals, causing pain and in some cases, an allergic reaction. Also, if the hive is not removed correctly, it could cause damage to the house.
The main thing is to be careful when dealing with beehives and to get help from a professional if you need to remove one. Make sure to approach bees with caution and respect their role in the environment.
If you are concerned about bees at your property but can’t find a beehive, wait 24hrs before contacting a professional as bees often move on shortly after.
If 24hrs has passed and bees are still present, or you have found a beehive at your property you may need a professional to remove the bees and/or their hive.