About DT's Bees
What we do
Spring is swarm season, when bees carry out their natural process of swarming to grow their population. But every swarm needs to be caught by a Beekeeper as it cannot survive alone without suitable housing. Call or text DT or Corina as soon as you see one to see if we can help capture and save it. There is no charge for this, and we will respond as quickly as we can with a new empty hive box to put them in.
Bumble Bee Removal
Bumble bees don’t make honey, but are wonderful to see in the garden and are important for pollination of some flowers which honey bees cant. They live in small colonies of only 50-200 bees usually at ground level (maybe under a shed, or in a compost pile) and will only stay for a season. If you find one these and its not possible to just leave it as, we can help with removing and re-homing the bees.
Small batch local artisan Honey
Our small batch local artisan honey is available to purchase directly from us. Our production is seasonal, from approximately December to March each year
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We love our bees, but not wasps. As well as trying to share your BBQ food in summer, the neighborhood wasps will also kill and eat bees and their larvae.
DT’s Bees can help with your wasp problems. If you have found a wasp nest on your property – above ground, or below, our poison of choice is a permethrin based insecticide which is sprayed into and around the nest entrance.
Where wasps are a problem but we don’t know where the nest is, we have another option. DT is registered to use Vespex which is installed in bait stations around your property. It is a poison that is highly attractive to wasps (and not bees) who will take it back to their nest.
Call us, and we’ll help safely stop these critters from sharing their summer with you.
Its important that every beehive is checked and monitored regularly so to ensure we can do this, we have to be selective about areas we can offer hives for hire. This is predominantly the West Melton, Rolleston, Lincoln and nearby areas. Read more about our Hive Hire service here