Bees are an important part of the ecosystem but can cause a problem for many people, especially near native bushland and swimming pools in hot weather. They usually swarm in spring, between September and November, but can still be around in the autumn and summer months.

Backyard beekeepers

For rules about backyard beekeeping, please see the City of South Perth Health Local Laws 2002 Section 104 ‘Bee Keeping’. 

Two hives are permitted to be kept in accordance with the Local Law.

If you keep bees, place hives in a suitable area, preferably where the bees will fly high and not be a nuisance, and provide plenty of water.

Additional information

It is a legal requirement for all beekeepers in Western Australia to be registered with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

If you keep bees, whether they are kept as pets or for commercial purposes, you are required to register in accordance with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013.

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