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Bee Swarms

Relocating a
Swarm of Bees

The Qld Dept Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) can assist you with enquiries about Bee Swarms.

If you have a swarm of bees you wish to have removed, phone Qld Dept Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) on 13 25 23.

You will be assisted with the contact of a beekeeper in your area who has registered with the Department to respond to reports of bee swarms to remove and relocate.  

To REPORT a SWARM of BEES
Your first point of contact is the
QDAF Customer Service Centre.

QDAF Customer Service Centre
contact details

13 25 23 (local call cost within Qld)  or
07 3404 6999
  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri     8.00am to 5.00pm
  Thurs                             9.00am to 5.00pm

Calls are answered outside these hours by a third party who will take your  message and organise a response from a biosecurity officer as soon as possible, depending on the urgency of the report.
                           Email:  callweb@daf.qld.gov.au            
To upload your information or photos go to the QDAF website
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For any suspect bee sightings – immediately call Plant Health Australia’s Exotic Pest Hotline 1800 084 881, QDAF on 13 25 23 or Queensland’s Bee Biosecurity Officer