Category Archives: beekeeper

Palo Alto External Bee Colony Removal

This mass of bees started out as a swarm cluster about a week ago judging by how much new white comb was present and the number of eggs laid. They we’re unable to locate a new home, or decided that … Continue reading

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San Carlos Bee Tree – Live Removal

The trapout that was started a few weeks ago is going really well. There are several frames of bees in the box including a laying queen. Apparently some bees didn’t figure out their new living situation but they were gently … Continue reading

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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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Do Not Spray Your Swarm of Bees!

Got a swarm call today that nobody likes – bees sprayed with insecticide. Learn your lesson people: you will never kill them all, no beekeeper will collect them, and now the swarm has little chance of survival. Lose lose lose. 

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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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