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Rob Stockley    2,763

I took a call today from a nice lady in Wellington about a swarm. Actually it was just lots of bees. Presumably scouts from an actual swarm nearby. Anyway usual advice, keep the windows closed and they will move on. They did.

 

I'm in Wairarapa and couldn't have gone to assist. She got my name off the Internet, knew I was out of area but called anyway because she couldn't find anyone to call closer to her. Really?

 

Anyway just in case someone else in Wellington calls me about a swarm I'd like suggestions of where to direct that call. Is there a Wellington Beekeeping club swarm coordinator?

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yesbut    3,477

Local bodies usually maintain a bit of a list. Ours does anyway.

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Rob Stockley    2,763
12 minutes ago, yesbut said:

Local bodies usually maintain a bit of a list. Ours does anyway.

Thanks. I'll tell the next one to call Nelson District Council.

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yesbut    3,477
52 minutes ago, Rob Stockley said:

Thanks. I'll tell the next one to call Nelson District Council.

If they can find one.

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Kiwimana    432

Hi Rob,

 

We also maintain a list and five or so people in the Wellington region, it's over HERE

 

Here is the current Wellington Region Swarm Catchers:-

 

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ChrisM    597

Rob Stockley have you seen this?

 

http://www.beehive.org.nz/swarms

 

We had some swarms come up on the Bee Swarm NZ fb page and due to lack of other response on fb, I used that webpage to phone a few people.

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P K Tan    1,625

Porirua City Council directs calls to me. Lost one swarm to the exterminator. Tried honey b gone smoke and also injected some from the wall inside. Sucked up flying bees as much as I could before I have up.

 

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