If bees are swarming, it wont cost anything, as swarming is the natural reproduction cycle for bees, When exposed to weather, for example hanging in a tree, a swarm will move on again to their permanent new home, usually on the very next warm day within that week. Bee cautious, bee patient and it will probably bee free!
If you have an established hive, for example in the wall of your home, pest control will charge for this service as this feral bees are still considered pests, however the downside is that the honey remains inside the wall and attracts another swarm. Registered and insured beekeepers will charge a little more than pest control, but it takes time will save and relocate the entire hive. We recommend a 4 step cleaning process otherwise another swarm will is attracted and will rehouse in the same location.
Established bee hives can be aggressive as they will defend their hive. This can be difficult if they have made their home in your house wall, compost bin or a tree hollow. Look for an experienced beekeeper that is registered and insured, as they will need to open up the plaster etc to expose the hive. Physical access is needed to be able to effectively remove and relocate all of the bees, honey and honeycomb. If poison is used, or if not cleaned thoroughly (we recommend a 4 step cleaning process) another swarm will is attracted and will rehouse in the same location.
Swarming is the natural reproduction cycle for bees, and with intense swarming in early Spring, subsiding by Xmas. During this stage bees are generally very placid and wont sting unless agitated. If they are exposed to weather the good news is that they will move on again to a permanent new home, usually on the very next warm day within the week.