Bees & wasps

Bees & wasps
Find out who is responsible for removing bee and wasp nests, and how to  do so. Bees Wasps canterbury bankstown Find out who is responsible for removing bee and wasp nests, and how to do so.  


The presence of wasps and bees can be a cause of major concern, particularly during the warmer months of the year. The responsibility of removing the offending nests will be dependent on where the nest is located - either on Council land or private property.

Council property - who is responsible?

​Report all wasp nests and bees that are located on Council land and associated properties. We will arrange for the removal of the nests and the eradication of remaining bees or wasps, as efficiently as possible.

Private property - who is responsible?

​If nests are located on your property, or private property, the owner or occupier/tenant is responsible for the removal of bees or wasps. It's advised that the nests are treated by a qualified pest controller who has the proper equipment and measures to deal with the problem safely. It's not recommended that you perform the task yourself.

Who can I contact to have bees and wasps removed?

The Yellow Pages has a number of service providers listed, who will perform bee and wasp removal and pest control. You can access the Yellow Pages online at

​Native Stingless Bees

Our area is home a number of native bee species, most of which are solitary. One species however, is able to be kept in a hive and is a wonderful addition to any native garden. The native bee Tetragonula is a small, black, stingless bee that helps pollinate plants. These harmless native bees provide a wonderful service to gardens and the environment and are much smaller than the European honey bee.

Tetragonula can be kept in a hive in your garden, and can produce up to 1.5 litres of sweet runny honey every year.

Native bees are a fantastic asset to your garden. They pollinate plants that are close to their hive, they do not sting, and they can display fascinating behaviour. By supporting native bee populations, we can assist the maintenance of an essential pollination service.​


For more information, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.