Category Archives: bee rescue

Palo Alto Fence Bee Rescue 

These bees had set up home inside a decorative column that was part of a fence and needed to be removed. It was pretty straightforward – lift off the cement cap, remove a wood covering, then cut out the comb … Continue reading

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Palo Alto/Stanford Roof Bee Removal

This was a colony living inside the attic space of a home in the Stanford neighborhood of Palo Alto. The trapout went perfectly and the queen is happily laying in her new box. 

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Double Queen Balling Swarm

Got a call to pick up a swarm in the middle the street in San Mateo today. Usually when a swarm is on a flat surface that’s a bad sign and it is queenless, but in this case there were … Continue reading

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Belmont Bee Colony Removal

These ladies were setting up shop in a wooden architectural column with a knot hole entrance. It’s amazing how much comb can be drawn in just a few weeks. Two hours later everyone was out and on their way to … Continue reading

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Redwood City Water Meter Box Swarm Collection

First one of the year, likely many more to come. This swarm of bees had been in this water meter box only a day or so and made a cute little fin of comb for the queen to lay on. 

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San Carlos Wall Honeybee Removal

This was a very mature colony that completely filled the wall space between a fire break and the roof header. Two buckets of bees and 5+ sheets of deep brood and food comb later everything looks great. The entire cavity … Continue reading

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San Carlos Swarm Rescue 

This smallish swarm was about 15′ high in a pine tree and an easy shake into the collection bucket. 

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