Category Archives: honey bees

Jaded swarm of bees

Well these bees were certainly not jaded – they had plenty of enthusiasm to leave their colony and cluster up on this beautiful jade plant in Redwood City. Of course they needed to go so we helped with that. There … Continue reading

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Car swarm!

Well, there is a first time for everything. I have been waiting to see something like this after hearing stories and it finally happened. This swarm of bees had clustered on a car and prevented the owner from going to … Continue reading

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Honeybee swarm rescue

In this picture you can see a lovely swarm of bees that had clustered around the branch of a tree about 8 feet off the ground in San Carlos. It almost looked like the tree was wearing a fuzzy yellow … Continue reading

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Bee tree trap out

The oak tree in this picture is a Heritage Oak in Menlo Park that has been around for more than 100 years. As is common with these old oaks, cavities develop and swarms of bees move in. These guys were … Continue reading

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Redwood City recycle bin honeybee rescue

It is interesting what bees will decide to move into. This is a tumbling recycle bin that a swarm decided was just the right amount of space in Redwood City. The bees took up residence and were discovered by the … Continue reading

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Shed floor bee removal

This was a really active colony of bees living in the floor of a shed that was going to be demolished in San Carlos. It would not have been a good thing to have bees flying around while the shed … Continue reading

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Irrigation box bee rescue in Palo Alto

A few times a year we get a call about bees in an irrigation or electrical box and is a great example of how they look. We were able to successfully rescue the colony and cage the queen which is … Continue reading

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First colony rescue of the season

Here we have a very gentle feral colony in a tree in Burlingame that successfully overwintered. This was a straight forward trapout and we were excited to have a great looking queen and strong colony to propagate.

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Redwood City Bee Colony Relocation

This was a pretty sizable colony in a floor joist about 15 feet off the ground. It was a straight forward exposure and took 3 hours to safely collect all the bees, cut out all the wax comb, and then … Continue reading

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Wall honey bee colony removal

This colony is about one month old and was in the wall of a backyard shed in nearby San Mateo. The thermal camera showed exactly where the bees were and that made it easy to open up the structure, vacuum … Continue reading

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