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First bee rescue of the year in Palo Alto

This was a nice bee colony almost the size of a bait hive/swarm trap – probably 40 l in volume. The bees were very docile and had pulled in almost 30 lbs of honey which will be given back to … Continue reading

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Last Bee Rescue of 2017

My guess is that this late season rescue will be the last one of the year. These bees made their home in a water meter box but needed to go so a live removal was performed and everyone will get … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Trapout Success

Another successful trapout of a new honey bee colony without having to open up the structure. And yes, we got the queen. 

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Palo Alto Bee Colony Removal

These bees were living inside of the utility closet at an apartment complex. It was a fairly new colony from a recent swarm so there wasn’t much comb, but a lot of bees for sure.

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Bees in a Chimney – Smoke em if You Got em!

A swarm of bees moved into this Chimney in Palo Alto. Grand plans were drawn up to rent a 30′ ladder for a vacuum removal, but fortunately for the homeowner a little smoke from the fire place encourage them all … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Fence Bee Rescue 

These bees had set up home inside a decorative column that was part of a fence and needed to be removed. It was pretty straightforward – lift off the cement cap, remove a wood covering, then cut out the comb … Continue reading

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Palo Alto/Stanford Roof Bee Removal

This was a colony living inside the attic space of a home in the Stanford neighborhood of Palo Alto. The trapout went perfectly and the queen is happily laying in her new box. 

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