Category Archives: san mateo

San Mateo Swarm Catch

Received a call today from a credit union that a swarm looked like it was about to move into a stucco wall. We sprung into action, dropped a bait hive, and happily watched everybody move into the box instead of … Continue reading

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Tree Removal Bee Rescue

Received a call from the city of San Mateo to save a feral bee colony from the base of a Siberian elm slated for removal.  It’s always amazing to watch these guys climbing with chainsaws and surgically cutting down a … Continue reading

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San Mateo Swarm Rescue

Received a call and headed out at8 o’clock this morning to capture a medium size swarm of bees on a beautiful maple tree in San Mateo. Judging by the response of the stragglers, I’m pretty sure the queen is in … Continue reading

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Bees in a Utility Box

  A small colony of honeybees was seen settling into an irrigation box in San Mateo so we did a quick “check of the meter” and found a happy new swarm setting up shop. It was fairly easy removing the … Continue reading

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