Bee Rescue

At Indigibee we work with many commercial and residential partners as well as other organisations'. Indigibee works with its partners not only to help ensure the survival of Australia's Native Bees' but to work towards improving environmental regeneration, biodiversity and Australia's future food security.


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Indigibee is Australia's most premier Indigenous Australian owned and operated stingless bee conservation service. Indigibee provides a free service rescuing damaged, unwanted or at risk hives from domestic, commercial and industrial locations around Queensland and NSW.

Indigibee to Rescue and Relocation Service:

• Where a colony is under threat due to its location, removal & relocation will save a colony e.g. when colonies establish in unwelcome locations such as utility, irrigation,water meter boxes and can even be found in walls.

• Where a colony’s current location may be damaged for example, tree fallen during storm, Cutting down of trees(Arborist and Tree loppers), also large scale land clearing and development.

• To avoid native bees being misidentified and potentially mistakenly destroyed with chemical sprays.

• For conservation and protection - native bees are especially important for pollination.

• Saving native bees through rescues protects them & helps to secure Australia’s future food security.


For all rescue enquiries please contact us!


The Colony


How to ID Native Stingless Bee Nests

- Common places for colonies to nest in urban and suburban areas are utility service boxes for example in water meter and electricity enclosures, wall cavities, under concrete slabs and in compost bins.

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- The most common natural nest sites for stingless bees are hollow logs.

- They will nest in the hollows of any tree species.

- Look at tree knots for glistening resin around nest entrances.

- You can also look for swarming.