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Offline Corey

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Registering for swarm removals
« on: October 29, 2011, 11:40:27 PM »
Just wondering what everyone does to notify the general public that they are available for swarm collections?

Is it with your council, or on specific websites, like the beekeepers assoc ?

I wouldn't mind strengthening a couple of hives with a swarm or two!

I also enjoy collecting swarms that are in easy reach.  Feels like a good hours work and benefits all!

Offline bernsad

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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 06:11:52 PM »
All of those things you mentioned but you could also try posting a notice in the general store, I expect they probably have a community noticeboard.

Offline philinacoma

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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 02:14:26 AM »
Depends where you are. (Help us by updating your location in your profile)

Some beekeeping clubs maintain a list of people willing to help remove bees on their web sites.

Offline VolunteerK9

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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 11:26:50 AM »
Contact your local law enforcement/fire department dispatch with your information. You would be surprised how many calls they get during swarm season.

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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 07:05:24 AM »
There was some guy at Bunnings giving out my details last year. This year a stockfeed supplier and a beekeeping supplier have been doing the deed. (Not that I have had time to collect more than 2)

Offline L Daxon

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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 12:07:01 PM »
I gave my name to the local fire department and they passed it on to a pest control company that apparently doesn't like to deal with bees. I was surprised how many calls I got from the pest control guy the last two seasons.
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Offline jaseemtp

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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 01:45:09 PM »
Yep
Your local fire department, animal control, police department and pest control companies is what I did.  I revieved more calls than I could manage.
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Re: Registering for swarm removals
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 04:13:42 PM »
The County Extension Office (Agriculture)  keeps a record of swarm catchers around here.

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