Category Archives: palo alto

Bee Tree Trapout Started in Palo Alto

Unfortunately the entrance of this bee tree was at kid height so it is time for these bees to go. In a few weeks the bees will all be safely removed and everyone happy! 

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Wild Goose Chase Swarm in Palo Alto

Got a call today for the first swarm of the season in Palo Alto and when I showed up 30 minutes later it had buzzed off. So left a bit I’ve on the property and we’ll see what happens – … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Wall Cutout

This may have been the longest bee colony I’ve ever seen – it extended all the way up to the top plate and all the way down to the sole plate between studs in the wall in Palo Alto. That’s … Continue reading

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The Funny Little Swarm That Wouldn’t (+video!)

Normally a swarm moves right into a bait hive with a vial of lure attached to the front, but in this case the bees preferred to set up shop underneath the bait hive – and over the course of a … Continue reading

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Fiber Pot Swarm Capture

Some new bees moving into a swarm trap in Palo Alto, CA

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Palo Alto Wall Colony Removal

Today I went over to the house of a really nice family in East Palo Alto to locate and remove the colony of bees that had been entering the space in a wall through an exterior vent. The thermal imager showed … Continue reading

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Another Full Swarm Trap in Palo Alto

Looks like these bees have been inside for a few weeks. Time to move into a regular hive box! 

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