Removal Blog

Belmont Colony Removal

posted May 20, 2017, 9:22 PM by bryan hains

This was a brand-new swarm that had just moved into the garage wall in Belmont. It was a very fast and fun removal – the bees are off to their new home!




Redwood City Trapout

posted May 20, 2017, 9:22 PM by bryan hains

All is well that ends well. This trapout took about 3 weeks and we successfully got the queen. 

Palo Alto Double Removal!

posted May 20, 2017, 9:21 PM by bryan hains

I thought I’d seen it all until now. Was doing a perfectly fine bee colony removal from a roof and right as it was being finished a brand new swarm arrived and entered a nearby section of the roof only 10 feet away! Double trouble! 





Redwood City Garage Bee Colony Removal

posted May 20, 2017, 9:21 PM by bryan hains

Got a call from some folks who are demoing their garage and discovered a small honey bee colony in the process. Even with the sledgehammers pounding all day apparently they were really calm bees. These bees got a one way ticket to Woodside 🙂

San Carlos Roof Bee Colony Removal

posted May 20, 2017, 9:20 PM by bryan hains

This was a small swarm that moved into the roof structure/eaves of a house in the hills. The approach was fairly simple- pop off the soffit and remove the new colony. Bees saved, everyone happy 🙂


Swarm in a Hose Box

posted May 20, 2017, 9:20 PM by bryan hains

This container for a garden hose must’ve been exactly 40 L and had a perfect little 2 inch diameter entrance hole at the base. Guess who moved in? BEES!

Atherton Swarm Rescue

posted May 20, 2017, 9:19 PM by bryan hains

Received a call to rescue a swarm of honeybees under the soffit in Atherton today. For whatever reason they decided not to move in to the roof. Win for everyone.

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Palo Alto Roof Trapout

posted May 20, 2017, 9:19 PM by bryan hains

Within 24 hours of placing this trap out a good sized mass of bees had already accumulated. Will head over tomorrow to see if there is a queen and finish up the project.


Palo Alto Street Swarm Removal

posted May 20, 2017, 9:18 PM by bryan hains

These bees were on the street in Palo Alto looking for a ride to hitch to their new home. We got them covered!

Bee Colony Under the Bathroom Sink

posted May 20, 2017, 9:18 PM by bryan hains

This was the first – open up the cabinets under the bathroom sink and there is a colony of honeybees. Found and caged the queen, vacuumed up all the bees, and transferred the comb into a nuc box. This was a fairly straightforward cut out and removal – thanks to the Menlo Park fire department for saving these bees!



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