It's swarm season in Mount Isa and local bee expert Bluey Beeman wants your help to help save them.
Bluey said spring was the time of year when bees reproduce and find new places to build hives.
"Where they're at is getting too full, so the Queen rustles up half the hive and off they go," Bluey said.
"There'll be scout bees out at the moment with the weather starting to warm up and that's the signal any time between now and Christmas."
Bluey said if there was some rain and it was a good season they could swarm up to two or three times.
In Mount Isa there are around 30 to 40 beekeepers but bees also live in trees, walls, in houses, wheelie bins, compost bins and Bluey is recommending people ring him if they see bees starting to swarm.
"Don't get the hose and wet them because that does nothing, if they are in a clump they are easy to cut the clump off the branch and put them in a box and they'll start all over again," he said.
"Pest control guys get a lot of calls and charge you $200 - I'll do it for free, though I don't want to pull them out of walls."
Bluey said swarming bees won't sting.
"Bees sting when they are protecting their Queen and their hive and their honey," he said.
"When they are a swarm, they've all got a gutful of honey.
"They are on an object with their Queen and they'll ball up and they'll have scout bees out looking for a new home somewhere and when they've found it off they go."
Bluey said that process could take anything from one day to two weeks.
"I do tell people that if they see them that day, they should ring me that day," he said.
"I'll come straight away put them in a box, leave them til it is dark then I come at night and I'll take them away and they'll have a home."
The bee population has declined drastically due to the use of chemicals and saving them is a passion for Bluey who recently arranged to plant hundreds of jelly bush trees in a local park.
"A cow farmer said to me the other day 'what do I want bees out here for?' and I said 'are you getting much regrowth?'," he said.
"The bees pollinate the seeds that becomes the next generation."
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