Category Archives: Tree

Incredible Aerial Yellowjacket Colony 

This 3 football sized aerial yellow jacket (Dolichovespula arenaria) colony was hanging from a tree in Hillsborough and needed to be removed. It struck me as a very interesting and beautiful piece of architecture! Advertisements

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External Bee Colony Rescue

This colony was hanging from a tree in San Bruno in the cold and fog. It looks like a swarm settled but couldn’t find a new location so they set up shop here. The bees were all removed alive and … Continue reading

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Oak Tree Combo Cutout Trapout Bee Removal

Bees were found to be flying in and out of a sealed up hollow in an oak tree. The plan was originally to pop off the cover, install a mesh cover and cone then start a trapout, but the colony … Continue reading

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Starting an Oak Tree Trapout in Redwood City

This great big magnificent heritage Oak in Redwood City had been discovered by a swarm of bees but unfortunately this isn’t the place for them. A trap that was started and seems to be working great. In 4 weeks all … Continue reading

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Redwood City Trapout

Well that was a fast one – less than a week and all the bees decided to abscond from this gigantic redwood tree. All is well that ends well!

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It’s Mid-July And They’re Still Swarming

Here is a good 5 pound swarm collected this morning in San Bruno California. There still at it!

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Atherton Bee Tree Trapout Started

This humongous heritage oak had five entrances and plenty of bees. As soon as the cone was put in place and box hung they immediately showed a good amount of interest so this one should be wrapped up in a … Continue reading

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