Category Archives: Trap out

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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Bee tree trap out

Here is an in-progress bee colony removal from a heritage oak tree in Atherton. The trap out is working very well as shown by the number of beer in the box. It needs to go a few more weeks however, … Continue reading

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Two bee tree trapouts

These were two trees that have bee colonies living inside of them that were able to be removed alive using the trap out technique. Here are a one-way mesh cone is placed over the entrance that the bees flying out … Continue reading

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Completed trapout in White Oaks

This feral colony of bees was a little hot and the homeowners decided that it would be best to have the colony relocated so a trap out was set up and four weeks later the bees are safely removed and … Continue reading

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Palo Alto wall colony trapout

Here we have a small newly established colony (approx. 12×16″) in a divider wall in Palo Alto. It was decided that the best approach to remove the bees is a trapout which has been started here.

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Portola Valley trapout complete

Here we have a beautiful heritage oak with a honey bee colony inside that needed to be relocated. Four weeks later and were good to go.

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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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San Carlos bee tree trap out complete

This live colony removal from a heritage oak in San Carlos was pretty straight forward. Put up the cone and box, wait a month, then take down. All bees in box, homeowner happy 👍🐝😀

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Anatomy of a bee tree trapout

I’d like to take a moment and show what a bee tree trap out looks like. Here is a heritage oak tree with a very wide 6 inch opening that bees are using to fly in and out of an … Continue reading

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Bees in an oak tree trapout started

The bees in this oak tree had become a nuisance and it was time for them to move somewhere else. Straight forward installation of the cone and hive box. In 3-4 weeks they should all be out and ready for … Continue reading

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