Bee Rescue Services
Bees are crucial animals of any ecosystem – in fact, they are the most efficient pollinators on our planet. A single colony can pollinate up to 3,000,000 flowers a day. They help fruit 30% of what we eat: watermelons, pears, apples, cabbages, mangoes, and many more. Without them, our dinner plates would be less colourful and nutritious. And our bowls will be filled with much less, or more expensive, food.
Despite their crucial ecosystem services, most people instinctively fear bees –- run away if they get buzzed in the open, or call an exterminator if they find a nest at home. It's too easy for pest control. 5 minutes and they're done - gassed a colony of 20,000 bees to death.
We spend much longer to do the job. We remove them alive, relocating them to our rooftop apiary in Siglap. Since August 2020, we have saved over 50 hives from certain death. The feeling is great because we work extremely hard to give them an attractive new home and a second lease of life.
At The Sundowner, every bee nest / hive is a rescue. Then we teach our Experience participants the importance of bees, and show them how bees are the heroines of the garden -- and the earth.
Bees are not pests, and should not be treated as such. Pest control can charge as low $100 per job, as they kill the bees quickly and cruelly. Some of our rescue jobs take up to 5 hours, in order to save as many bees as we can and carefully relocate them. Watch us in action on our YouTube Channel!
Our prices depend on technical difficulty and how long we spend on the job.
Dwarf honey bees (Apis andrenofirms / Apis florea)
Dwarves build a single open comb on a branch
- Swarm / Eye-level nest: $150
- Low level nest: $200
- High level nest: $250
Asian honey bees (Apis cerana)
Asian honey bees build multiple combs, inside cavities such as roofs / tree trunks
- Swarm / Inside a pot: $150
- Eye-level nest: $200- $250
- Low-level nest: $250 - $300
- High-level: $300 - $350
Want to own a bee nest / hive?
If you want to engage in the remarkable hobby of keeping bees in your own garden, this is possible as we occasionally have spares! We can install one at your place, after an inspection to ensure the site is suitable.
- Dwarf honey bees (open comb on branch): $300
- Asian honey bees (in box): $600
Click the button to chat with us. Clarence @ 96177164