What to do if you encounter a bee swarm

What to do if you encounter a bee swarm:

  • If you see a swarm settling on your property, keep children and pets inside until the bees have clustered
  • After the swarm has clustered on an object, it is normally safe to be outside the house
  • Keep children and pets away from the swarm, arrange to have the swarm removed
  • Wear footwear in case bees have settled on the ground
  • Do not hose, poke or attempt to smoke out the bees. You could aggravate the swarm
  • Interfering with the swarm will make it more difficult for a beekeeper to remove the bees

(source: NSW Department of Primary Industries)