Category Archives: bee tree

What NOT to do When You Have a Bee Problem

1.  Do not try to steal them in a wall with expanding foam. If they don’t chew their way out, they will die and liquefy and with the honey and baby bees and rot and stink.  Then you have a … Continue reading

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Bee Tree Trapout Started in Palo Alto

Unfortunately the entrance of this bee tree was at kid height so it is time for these bees to go. In a few weeks the bees will all be safely removed and everyone happy! 

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Tree Removal Bee Rescue

Received a call from the city of San Mateo to save a feral bee colony from the base of a Siberian elm slated for removal.  It’s always amazing to watch these guys climbing with chainsaws and surgically cutting down a … Continue reading

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Hillsborough Trapout -Part 1

A few pictures of a trap out started today on a big beautiful heritage Live Oak. There were about six different entrances that were previously sealed (but of course the bees chewed their way out) so it took quite a bit … Continue reading

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Hillsborough Trapout – Part 2

Well it’s good news folks – the bees have happily moved their colony from the tree to the box. So it’s time to wait until dusk and relocate to the apiary.

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Los Altos Hills Bee Tree

This tree was felled due to disease and the homeowner wanted the bees rescued before the logs were cleared and taken to the chipper. 

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Palo Alto Heritage Oak Tree Trapout Success

Well, six weeks later and we have a box of bees. Foragers were bringing in pollen so I’m quite sure that we have the queen inside. Another colony saved from extermination.

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