Category Archives: San Mateo Bee Guild

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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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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How about some lovely swarm pics?

It’s been a very busy spring with lots of April honey bee swarms needing rescue! The bees seem to have all decided to go on the same few days when there are breaks in the rain in Redwood City and … Continue reading

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First swarm of the year

The stone fruit trees are blooming which to me means that swarm season is starting. Sure enough I got a call to rescue a swarm hanging from a lemon tree in the front yard of a nice lady in San … Continue reading

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What could be inside the fence? Bees!

Received a call from a homeowner who was in the process of having a fence replaced but the work could not continue because these were flying out of it. I was able to pop off some boards and expose the … Continue reading

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The best time of the year to be a beekeeper!

Almost 7 gallons of honey harvested today from the girls. This will be honey from the spring nectar flow which is very light and floral tasting. Yay!

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SMBG at Maker Faire

Come check out the San Mateo Beekeepers Guild at Makers Faire! We have live bees, honey, info, and the trivia wheel 😃👍🐝

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Smallest colony cutout ever

Look how tiny and helpless this little colony of bees in a wall is. Less than 1 hour from start to finish to locate the bees, remove them safely, seal off their entrance, and put the wall back together again.

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Hilsborough external colony removal

This is a very interesting colony of bees. Another beekeeper was called a few days ago to remove a swarm outside of a dormer window. Within 30 min about half of the bees took off and left behind at this … Continue reading

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San Carlos bee swarm capture

Nice little swarm hanging out on a pluot tree.

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