Category Archives: Tree

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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How about some lovely swarm pics?

It’s been a very busy spring with lots of April honey bee swarms needing rescue! The bees seem to have all decided to go on the same few days when there are breaks in the rain in Redwood City and … 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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Bee swarm rescue in Menlo Park

I got a call from a person in Menlo Park that was fortunate enough to witness this swarm of honeybees move in and settle in her backyard tree. Fortunately it was low enough that a ladder was not even needed … 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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Small swarm rescue

This small swarm was all huddled up in the cold wind at a Tesla campus in San Mateo. Hats off to the property managers who blocked off the area and called for a bee rescue instead of a pest control … Continue reading

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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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Burlingame bee swarm rescue

This was a really cool swarm that looks like a sweater wrapped around a tree trunk. I’ve never seen them like this – normally you see the bees are hanging in a big cluster like a pineapple or similar. Either … Continue reading

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San Carlos bee swarm capture

Nice little swarm hanging out on a pluot tree.

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