Bees or Wasps Complaint

The City does not accept requests to eliminate bees or wasps from residential, commercial, or public property. Residential and commercial property owners are required to remove most wasps and bees from their own property. If you are a beekeeper, you must file a notice with the City by March 31 of each year.

You may make a complaint about private or commercial property owners who do not remove bees and wasps from their property. You also can make a complaint about a beekeeper if the bees are creating a nuisance. 

If bees or wasps are in a utility pole, you must contact the utility company that owns the pole.

You can report large or unusual numbers of bees or wasps swarming at a specific location in New York City to 911.