Bees are an important part of our environment.

Keeping bees

Keeping bees in a residential area requires the beekeeper to be registered with the Department of Agriculture.

Problem bees

If you have a problem with someone keeping bees the best approach is to talk to your neighbour and work together on a solution to settle the problem.

The Dispute Settlement Centre have some helpful videos on discussing neighbourhood problems.

You may feel anxious about approaching your neighbour, but remember that they are sometimes not aware they are disturbing you. Talking about the issue early on can help make neighbours aware of the problem and be more considerate in future.

Removing bees

Please view information about removing bees from Council or Private land.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 11 January 2022