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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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Menlo Park Bee Removal

Here we have a 2 year old colony in the wall of an outdoor storage area. The thermal imager showed exactly where to cut and within 2 hours the removal was complete and all the bees relocated to their new … Continue reading

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Menlo Park Bee Tree Rescue

These bees had been swarming into an elementary school playground across the street so we convinced them to leave the cavity in an oak tree where they were living and move into their new home in a hive box. They … Continue reading

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