Category Archives: Tree

Big San Mateo Swarm Hiving

This swarm of bees on a lovely bottle brush tree must have been 5 pounds – it took two bee vac buckets to collect but I got it! 

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Los Altos Swarm Rescue 

This swarm looked to be in place for a week judging by the drawn comb but had been split by heavy winds. One piece was on the tree branch, another on the ground. It turns out the queen was on … Continue reading

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Menlo Park Tree Colony Removal

Started a trap out of a honey bee colony in an old heritage Oak tree today in Menlo Park. So far so good!

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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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