Category Archives: swarm

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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Redwood City Water Meter Box Swarm Collection

First one of the year, likely many more to come. This swarm of bees had been in this water meter box only a day or so and made a cute little fin of comb for the queen to lay on. 

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San Carlos Swarm Rescue 

This smallish swarm was about 15′ high in a pine tree and an easy shake into the collection bucket. 

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Redwood City Swarm Rescue

There is a theme this weekend – big bee hauls in Redwood City. 

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Bee Colony Under the Bathroom Sink

This was the first – open up the cabinets under the bathroom sink and there is a colony of honeybees. Found and caged the queen, vacuumed up all the bees, and transferred the comb into a nuc box. This was a … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Street Swarm Removal 

These bees were on the street in Palo Alto looking for a ride to hitch to their new home. We got them covered!

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