Category Archives: Tree

Brisbane Swarm Rescue

Was called in today to help a fellow  beekeeper with a high up swarm which in the end it was about 4 1/2 pounds – massive!

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Belmont Bee Swarm Rescue

Grab the big swarm today in Belmont – probably 3 pounds worth of beers – and even found the queen in the process. Yay!

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Bee Tree Trapout Started in Palo Alto

Unfortunately the entrance of this bee tree was at kid height so it is time for these bees to go. In a few weeks the bees will all be safely removed and everyone happy! 

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Spring Has Sprung

We’ve had tens of inches of rain here in the bay area and it looks like spring has sprung. Swarm season should start pretty soon!

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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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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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Bees In a Birdhouse 

Today I got to climb a ladder high up into a tree to remove a birdhouse that had been colonized by a swarm of bees. Despite the relative nectar dearth they are very peaceful. All in all everybody happy 🙂

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