Category Archives: menlo park

Bee Colony Under the Bathroom Sink

This was the first – open up the cabinets under the bathroom sink and there is a colony of honeybees. Found and caged the queen, vacuumed up all the bees, and transferred the comb into a nuc box. This was a … Continue reading

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Menlo Park Tree Colony Removal

Started a trap out of a honey bee colony in an old heritage Oak tree today in Menlo Park. So far so good!

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Spring Has Sprung

We’ve had tens of inches of rain here in the bay area and it looks like spring has sprung. Swarm season should start pretty soon!

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Bees In a Birdhouse 

Today I got to climb a ladder high up into a tree to remove a birdhouse that had been colonized by a swarm of bees. Despite the relative nectar dearth they are very peaceful. All in all everybody happy 🙂

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Menlo Park Swarm Rescue

Rather than a pure reproductive swarm, this was most likely a hive absconding for some reason. It started with me clipping the branch holding the swarm and placing them above a nuc box to move into, but since there was … Continue reading

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Late Season Cutout

This is a 35 year old colony in Menlo Park that the homeowner wanted removed before the house was to be tented for termites. When you think about it it’s incredible that colony has been active for that many years … Continue reading

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Menlo Park Bee Rescue

Zipped open ceiling to reveal a quite sizable colony, and boy were these bees angry – they let me know it with four stings to the face. In the end I pulled out five frames of brood comb and food, … Continue reading

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