It is a condition of inclusion on this list, that the beekeepers are financial members of the Canberra Region Beekeepers Association and that they have their own and current Public Liability insurance.

The following list comprises Members of our Association who have indicated their willingness* to provide a service to the local community by collecting swarm bees or unwanted bee colonies. All Members on this list are covered by their own Public Liability insurance.

* Some Members will collect for free, others may charge a small fee to cover their costs but this is considerably less than you will pay to have the swarm poisoned by a pest exterminator. Please discuss this with them when you call.

Belconnen & Gungahlin

Mark Paterson0416781719Hall, Fraser, Nicholls, North Canberra areasYes
Dermot AsIs Sha’Non0402 201 450Will collect in other Canberra districts

Bird, possum box removal and rehoming of established colonies

Bill McDevitt0402 488 843Belconnen area

Free removal

Andrew Wlodek0411 103 547Belconnen & North side areas 
Frank Crnkovic0418 620 678  
Nick Mayo0430 662 713Free swarm collection anywhere in Canberra & Queanbeyan, day or night, plus ALL surrounding remote areas.Yes

Inner North/Inner South

Jeff Matsen0466 247 481Free swarm removal anywhere in CanberraYes
Dominic Staun0419 682 978FREE collection service – anytime, anywhere!Yes
Lyall McCarthy 0418 333 348 Can collect anywhere in CanberraYes
ANU Apiculture0438 031 104Retrieve swarms for free in most areas of CanberraYes
Earl Wyatt0406 943 631Retrieval of swarms in inner north and BelconnenYes


Ismail Eski0404 449 429‬Free swarm collection anywhere in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra areas.Yes
Ian Craig0410 135 575We lost our hives on our friends farm during the recent fires and want to get swarms to help his crops.Yes

Woden, Weston Creek & Molonglo Valley

Phil Adams0466 546 021Will collect in other Canberra districts 
Ian Cornwell0401163773Will collect in other Canberra districts 
Eric Davies0414 501 578Swarms collected from gardens and public areas in Canberra. Yes
Sam Maloney0410 106 666Will collect anywhere in Canberra or country NSWYes

Outside Canberra, including Queanbeyan

Jeff Matsen0466 247 481Free swarm removal in Queanbeyan, Sutton & Bungendore regions.Yes
Matthew Dormer0414 757 664Queanbeyan and Googong. Happy to travel anywhere in Canberra. 
Grant Michl
0427 977 034Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra & SurroundsYes
Sam Maloney0410 106 666Will collect anywhere in Canberra or country NSWYes

Removal of established Bee colonies

Bee Colonies can be located in unusual but common places as: bird boxes, possum boxes, letter boxes, house walls, roof cavities, sheds, dog houses, shoes, cars, outdoor speakers and any other small “Bee” spaces.

Dermot AsIs Sha’Non0402 201 450 Yes
Phil Adams0413 387 911  
Ian Cornwell0416 294 069  
Nick Mayo0429 492 773 Yes
Sam Maloney0410 106 666Will remove anywhere in Canberra or country NSWYes