Our network of beekeepers operates a range of services around NZ, throughout the year we are able to help with Swarm Catching, Wasp Extermination, Mentoring, Training and Beekeeping Assistance.
Bee Swarms are not dangerous by nature! when bees swarm, they load up on honey before leaving the hive, so much so that they actually find it hard to use their stingers. Becuase they are in “moving house” mode, they also have nothing to protect so are a lot more docile.Because there is such a shortage of bees, swarms are in hot demand all over New Zealand, that’s why we built this system to help connect the people with the swarm to the people wanting a swarm.
Wasps can be a huge problem for beekeepers, at particular times of the year they become predators and can easily wipe out an entire colony of bees. They consume the honey, eat the larvae/eggs and kill the bees. Our new urban beehives are designed to make it much easier for the bees to defend themselves but for the majority of beekeepers, German wasps are still a huge problem
Become a Swarm Catcher
When someone locates a swarm, they create an alert which notifies you of the swarm. You can then arrange to collect directly with the contact.
As a swarm catcher you will receive alerts for swarms reported in your specified locations, it is up to you to make contact and catch the swarm before someone else gets it or it leaves.
BeezThingz does not provide any guarantee on quantity or quality of the swarm alerts.
Report a Swarm of Bees
Creating a swarm alert will notify anyone wanting a swarm in your area. Once the alert has gone out, someone will get in touch to come and collect the swarm ASAP.
Swarms alerts are routed to the best person for the job based on the Catchers we have registered and the details of the swarm.
Our beekeepers provide swarm collection and removal services free of charge.
Our Wasp Control service is well known as fast and effective. We offer a fixed rate and a friendly experience.
Exterminations cost $150 regardless of how many visits we have to make to the site though we usually do it in one.
Our exterminator is a beekeeper with wasp extermination training and specific tools to quickly and efficiently eliminate wasp nests.
One-off, or regular, charged by the hour assistance from a professional beekeeper.
For people who own beehives and need some assistance either to handle the workload or someone to learn from and call on for help.
All of our beekeepers have been DECA certified and can provide AFB check and disposal services if needed.
The packages and services offered do depend on your location so it’s best to schedule a call talk through what you need.