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Singapore beekeeping

Who to call for bee removal services in Singapore

While bees pose a threat to most urban dwellings, and the instinctive response is to call pest control and opt for bee extermination in Singapore, there is a better way. A less messy, non-toxic approach is have bees relocated with the assistance of experienced beekeepers. Humane bee removal in Singapore is possible and affordable.

Does anyone remove bees for free in Singapore?

Whether it is bee extermination or bee relocation, it incurs a fee, so why not opt for a more ethical, chemical-free, and natural approach? Bees play an important role in Singapore’s ecosystem, pollinating flowers of food crops and flowering plants, they just need to be moved to a place that doesn’t threaten humans, or adopted and raised in a bee hive.

How much does beehive removal cost in Singapore?

Expect to pay $150 – $600 depending on which beekeeper you call, and at least $120 for pest control bee removal. It can take hours to remove the beehive, and the price reflects the complexity of the job.

It is important to note that bees do not go around stinging people, unless provoked. This only happens when they feel threatened. Female honey bees in particular die shortly after stinging someone because their stinger is dislodged from their body and they are disembowelled in the process. How to avoid being stung by a bee? A few things that get their attention are hairspray, deodorant and bright clothing. These can cause alarm to bees.

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Learn About Urban Beekeeping in Singapore

There is a growing interest in beekeeping in Singapore, thanks to a handful of local beekeepers who are on a mission to protect bee populations, educate people about the importance of bees and how to handle them safely. So where can you learn beekeeping in Singapore? Here are three individuals who run courses on beekeeping locally.

1.Bee Amazed Garden

Ex-primary school vice principal John Chong decided to open BEE aMAZEd Garden, a bee education centre at Kampung Kampus, located in Yishun. This humble facility has a garden for bees, a bee observation gallery, educational aids and an area for classes and workshops. For those keen on observing bees in Singapore, this is a good place to do so.

BEE aMAZEd Gardens offers several education programmes including garden tours, bee education classes, and even basic beekeeping. In addition, the education centre also provides organisations a CSR opportunity to adopt a hive. So far, John has hosted school visits to his centre, and welcomes group bookings.

BEE aMAZEd Garden is located at 91 Lorong Chencharu, if you would like to arrange a visit, drop John a message at his website or contact him at Also listed on his site are details of his beekeeping course.

2. Association of Beekeepers (Singapore)

Lesster Leow, an experienced beekeeper of 18 years, started the Association of Beekeepers (Singapore) to share his knowledge, increase awareness of the need for bee conservation, grow the hobby of beekeeping, and importantly, change the negative perception of bees locally.

This is Singapore’s first official beekeeping club and authority on apiculture related matters. Members are invited to activities and taught a beekeeping curriculum, which covers topics such as equipment, hive inspection, catching a swarm, pests and diseases and feeding, among others.

Lesster gained his insights from working with African honeybees in Uganda and Rwanda, where he eventually trained locals to become beekeepers and in turn, were able to improve their living standards.

Wish to learn beekeeping? Fill in this form and submit it to Lesster Leow at

3. Nutrinest

Xavier Tan of Nutrinest is a self-taught beekeeper who conducts bee rescue operations in Singapore. He has rehomes bees to the three bee gardens he manages, including The Ashram, a halfway house in Sembawang, Temasek Shophouse in Orchard, and Jurong.

Xavier conducts bee garden tours, bee education events and honey appreciation workshops. To find out more about Nutrinest, visit their website or contact Xavier at


Beekeeping Once More


Who would have guessed? Asian Honeybees inhabited my old bait hive over the weekend, it had been empty for 2.5 years, except for the time when termites briefly moved in, and we had the box treated to prevent anymore infestations. Knowing that bees are very particular about hygiene, I had given up all hope of it housing a hive. This box was doomed for the rubbish heap but I didn’t throw it out, and instead left it in the same spot beneath a palm tree, and exposed to the elements.

I was quite gutted when my previous batch of bees left almost three months ago, while I was in Australia. Anyway, it’s all good now.


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