Feral Bee Control
The City of Melville had developed a Feral Bee Strategy to preserve the local tree hollows. Find out more here.
Mapping feral bee hives in tree hollows with assistance from Friends groups using GPS equipment and then removing the feral bees from the trees with hives in hollows. We are undertaking this project as feral bees can out compete native birds and animals for natural nesting hollows in trees.
This project is funded by the Perth Biodiversity Project and is a partnership between the City of Melville and 6 Friends Groups.
The outcome of this project is to increase the availability of habitat for nesting of native birds & animals for the long term.
This project aims to increase native fauna biodiversity by removing feral honeybees in natural tree hollows in 11 bushlands in The City of Melville. Eventually the City of Melville hopes to control feral bees in all bushland reserves and prevent the infestation of tree hollows in bushlands.