Category Archives: Trap out

Hillsborough Trapout -Part 1

A few pictures of a trap out started today on a big beautiful heritage Live Oak. There were about six different entrances that were previously sealed (but of course the bees chewed their way out) so it took quite a bit … Continue reading

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Hillsborough Trapout – Part 2

Well it’s good news folks – the bees have happily moved their colony from the tree to the box. So it’s time to wait until dusk and relocate to the apiary.

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Atherton Trapout

These bees had moved into a very deep space in a roof and it was determined that the best course of action was to perform a trapout to save the colony. After 3 weeks we have the colony! 

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Palo Alto Heritage Oak Tree Trapout Success

Well, six weeks later and we have a box of bees. Foragers were bringing in pollen so I’m quite sure that we have the queen inside. Another colony saved from extermination.

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Woodside Bee Tree Trapout

It was a long four weeks but in the end we got all the bees out of the tree safe and sound and into their new pink home. Now the tree is ready for its awesome new treehouse!

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Palo Alto Bee Tree Trapout

Removal-turned trapout in Palo Alto. After meshing up an entrance it seemed like some bees were still left in the cavity and made their way out so we formalized a trap out so hopefully over the next few weeks to … Continue reading

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Woodside Bee Tree Trapout

This tree had some stubborn bees who were bothering the homeowners and couldn’t be coaxed out using traditional methods. So it was decided to build a trap out to save them from extermination. This box was put in place and … Continue reading

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