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Bee tree trap out

The oak tree in this picture is a Heritage Oak in Menlo Park that has been around for more than 100 years. As is common with these old oaks, cavities develop and swarms of bees move in. These guys were … 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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Sidewalk swarm rescue

Here we have a brand new swarm of bees that had moved into an empty space below a sidewalk in an apartment complex. Fortunately they were able to be coaxed out and into a box for removal. All is well … Continue reading

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Small swarm rescue

This small swarm was all huddled up in the cold wind at a Tesla campus in San Mateo. Hats off to the property managers who blocked off the area and called for a bee rescue instead of a pest control … Continue reading

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San Mateo roof trap out complete

This trap out to do a live removal of a honey bee colony in a roof is complete. It took a few visits to adjust the setup because bees were wriggling back in through a few gaps in the wood … Continue reading

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Exposed bee colony removal

These bees had been a swarm but then couldn’t find a home so they started to build an external colony under a roof eaves. Over the course of a month it got pretty big. They had the best view of … Continue reading

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San Mateo swarm rescue

This is a beautiful swarm of bees hanging in a recently leafed out Japanese maple. They did exactly what they were supposed to do – marching right into the box. In the end everyone is happy!

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Open air bee colony rescue

Here we have a honey bee colony that was built in the open air hanging from a juniper tree branch probably by a swarm that couldn’t find a home inside an oak tree, wall, roof, or similar. The home owner … Continue reading

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San Bruno bee colony rescue

This was a problematic colony of honeybees that was bothering a number of families and so it needed to go. The thermal camera easily picked up its position and size, making the removal pretty straight forward. In the end 3 … Continue reading

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Bees in the Oven Vent

That’s strange noise you hear coming from the oven ventilation system? Bees! We started the trapout on this colony and hopefully in a few weeks everybody will have moved into the box and can be relocated out to Woodside.

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