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Jaded swarm of bees

Well these bees were certainly not jaded – they had plenty of enthusiasm to leave their colony and cluster up on this beautiful jade plant in Redwood City. Of course they needed to go so we helped with that. There … Continue reading

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Redwood City recycle bin honeybee rescue

It is interesting what bees will decide to move into. This is a tumbling recycle bin that a swarm decided was just the right amount of space in Redwood City. The bees took up residence and were discovered by the … Continue reading

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Shed floor bee removal

This was a really active colony of bees living in the floor of a shed that was going to be demolished in San Carlos. It would not have been a good thing to have bees flying around while the shed … Continue reading

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Irrigation box bee rescue in Palo Alto

A few times a year we get a call about bees in an irrigation or electrical box and is a great example of how they look. We were able to successfully rescue the colony and cage the queen which is … Continue reading

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First colony rescue of the season

Here we have a very gentle feral colony in a tree in Burlingame that successfully overwintered. This was a straight forward trapout and we were excited to have a great looking queen and strong colony to propagate.

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Wall honey bee colony removal

This colony is about one month old and was in the wall of a backyard shed in nearby San Mateo. The thermal camera showed exactly where the bees were and that made it easy to open up the structure, vacuum … Continue reading

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First swarm of the year

The stone fruit trees are blooming which to me means that swarm season is starting. Sure enough I got a call to rescue a swarm hanging from a lemon tree in the front yard of a nice lady in San … 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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What could be inside the fence? Bees!

Received a call from a homeowner who was in the process of having a fence replaced but the work could not continue because these were flying out of it. I was able to pop off some boards and expose the … Continue reading

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Sidewalk swarm rescue

Here we have a brand new swarm of bees that had moved into an empty space below a sidewalk in an apartment complex. Fortunately they were able to be coaxed out and into a box for removal. All is well … Continue reading

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