Category Archives: cutout

Smallest colony cutout ever

Look how tiny and helpless this little colony of bees in a wall is. Less than 1 hour from start to finish to locate the bees, remove them safely, seal off their entrance, and put the wall back together again. … Continue reading

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Hilsborough external colony removal

This is a very interesting colony of bees. Another beekeeper was called a few days ago to remove a swarm outside of a dormer window. Within 30 min about half of the bees took off and left behind at this … Continue reading

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South San Francisco live bee colony removal

This was a 4 year old colony inside a garage wall that extended from the floor up to the firebreak about waist high between the studs. This hive had swarmed twice in the last few weeks so the number of … Continue reading

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Woodside fallen oak tree bee rescue

This homeowner in Woodside had a heritage oak that blew over in a windstorm, exposing a six-year-old colony of bees. I was called to go rescue the bees before the arborist come and turn the tree into mulch. All the … Continue reading

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Exposed bee colony removal

These bees had been a swarm but then couldn’t find a home so they started to build an external colony under a roof eaves. Over the course of a month it got pretty big. They had the best view of … Continue reading

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Double Colony Removal in Palo Alto

Called in to remove one bee colony and spotted another on the opposite side of the house. My guess is that the more established colony threw a swarm that set up shop on the opposite side. Fun fun.

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San Carlos apartment wall bee colony removal

Here is a pretty large colony that probably grew to the size over a good year or two. As soon as I opened it up I found 3 queen cells and a queen hanging close by – perhaps ready to … Continue reading

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