It is strongly discouraged to remove native bee hive from it's natural environment, unless it's at risk of being harmed or destroyed.
Native bee colonies can be at high risk when:
- bushland is due to be cleared
- a tree has been felled, and a hive has been discovered
- nesting in an unsafe place such as a water metre box, electricity box etc
Although there is no legal protection of native bees, except of course in National parks and all other protected areas, please exercise absolute caution when interfering with their environment. Contact the appropriate people when access to property and or equipment is required. Remember, transferring a hive can be a tricky business, so if you are unsure of what you are doing, it may be best to call a professional in.