Category Archives: san mateo

External Bee Colony Rescue

This colony was hanging from a tree in San Bruno in the cold and fog. It looks like a swarm settled but couldn’t find a new location so they set up shop here. The bees were all removed alive and … Continue reading

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San Mateo Trapout

This swarm had just moved in and unfortunately they couldn’t stay. This was a tricky one because the shingles had so many gaps to sneak into but in the end we got em. 

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It’s Mid-July And They’re Still Swarming

Here is a good 5 pound swarm collected this morning in San Bruno California. There still at it!

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Hillsborough Wall Honey Bee Removal

These honey bees swarmed in on the Fourth of July and started to set up a colony in a wall in Hillsborough. They were very peaceful bees and the removal was very straightforward. They will grow up into a nice … Continue reading

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San Mateo Swarm Rescue 

This was a good size swarm hanging on to. Japanese maple. One quick shake of the branch and everyone was in the box. 

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Do Not Spray Your Swarm of Bees!

Got a swarm call today that nobody likes – bees sprayed with insecticide. Learn your lesson people: you will never kill them all, no beekeeper will collect them, and now the swarm has little chance of survival. Lose lose lose. 

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Double Queen Balling Swarm

Got a call to pick up a swarm in the middle the street in San Mateo today. Usually when a swarm is on a flat surface that’s a bad sign and it is queenless, but in this case there were … Continue reading

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