Removal Blog

What could be inside the fence? Bees!

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:50 PM by bryan hains

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 colony which was easily removed and relocated. This was a very healthy colony and a pleasure to save.

Redwood City swarm collection

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:49 PM by bryan hains

This was a really cool swarm that I got a call to remove in Redwood City. It was hanging down about 2 feet in a giant cluster in the front yard near a sidewalk. It was very easy to just drop all the beers right into the bucket with a quick rap of the branch. The cooler thing is that the straggler smell could smell the queen inside the bucket and were all working very hard to join her inside. The bucket and stragglers were wrapped up in a sheet and transported him to be installed in a new hive box.

Belmont swarm rescue

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:49 PM by bryan hains

This swarm of bees was just starting to move inside the house structure and fortunately we were able to vacuum them up and relocate them to a new and better home. thank you to our friends in Belmont for saving these bees!

Two bee tree trapouts

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:48 PM by bryan hains

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 of and then move into the small beehive boxes left behind. After four weeks all the bees are out and in the box which is then taken away and the tree permanently sealed.

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It sure is good to be a Beekeeper

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:48 PM by bryan hains

Some beautiful and delicious fresh spring honey still in the comb thanks to our friends the backyard bees. 🐝🍯😘

Bee swarm rescue in Menlo Park

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:47 PM by bryan hains

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 to vacuum them up and move them out to my apiary in Woodside. Happy bees, happy homeowner!

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Menlo Park swarm rescue

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:47 PM by bryan hains

This was a smallish swarm that needed to be collected in Menlo Park. At head high it was an easy drop into a box and we location to a new home that was not in someone’s backyard.

Sidewalk swarm rescue

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:46 PM by bryan hains

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 in San Mateo :-)

Bee removal from garage wall

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:46 PM by bryan hains

This was a good sized colony of bees probably a few months old that had moved into a garage wall. Thermal imaging revealed the location and quick opening of the drywall made it very easy to remove.

Bee colony removal from deck

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:45 PM by bryan hains

These bees had just swarmed into the floor joist of a deck in San Bruno, CA. An opening was made just large enough to slip in the bee vac nozzle and the bees were safely removed.

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