The Swarm Trading Post

Information on Bee Swarms and what to do if you have one. Or want one.

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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by SharonandPeter2017 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:00 pm


Thanks for sharing that info! I know of Malcolm but not personally. Thanks so much!

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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by BeeHen » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:48 pm


I am after a swarm. I am keen to collect it myself. If you see or hear about a swarm please let me know. I can travel to any region around Canberra including Queenbeyan, Bungendore, Burra and Michelago. Please call 6236 3170.

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Post by Honeybunny » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm


I have just finished setting up a hive and now looking for swarm. Happy to travel around Canberra.


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We have a swarm, many many thanks !
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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by subeitz » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:25 pm

all sorted now - thanks Dermot

look to be settled building well - no sign of eggs just yet but fingers crossed

Hello collectors,

Am in Mawson and keeping an eye out for swarms but also happy to pick up an already captured one around the Canberra region.

Thanks and regards

Clive - 0438500845
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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by TimmyG » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:18 am

Looking for a swarm. I'm located in Weston Creek but happy to travel 0413 846 986

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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by Dermot » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:03 am

If you're looking for a swarm, today could be your lucky day!

I have 4 swarm calls so far and not much room left, so give me a call for immediate results.

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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by Richard » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 pm

Hi All

I have a swarm from one of my hives in my front yard in a card borad box that is free and up for grabs :-)
If you want it you can come and collect it on Saturday afternoon but I would like the box back at some stage :-)

Best Wishes
Richard in Curtin
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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by laurie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 pm

Blimey .. in this weather? .. that's the kind of genetics you need if we ever/eventually get varroa. .. wanna-be survivor stock :-)

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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by mark123abc0 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:19 pm

I am after a swam or unwanted hive, to populate a hive I had set aside for a nuc I had ordered, I have since been informed that it isn't coming. so if anyone has anything send me a text
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Re: The Swarm Trading Post

Post by RyanMavin » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:29 am

Hi All,

A friend of mine had an unplanned hive established in their garden. She is looking to have the hive removed from their current location.
Picture of the hive in its current (unwelcome) location
(198.07 KiB) Not downloaded yet
I am happy to help with the relocation process, if there is someone out there that has boxes ready to accommodate them. It will be a messy job compared to adopting a swarm, though it is achievable.

Please contact me if you are interested.


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