Monthly Archives: April 2011

Menlo Park Bee Removal – Bait Hive with Little Bees

It was one of those Spring days where weather is super nice, mid-70’s and homeowners are calling about bees. Today I had a scheduled cutout in San Jose, previous blog post, and one swarm removal in San Jose which I … Continue reading

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San Jose Bee Removal – 15th Street Bees Rescued

Today was the scheduled live bee relocation of a swarm that moved in last Sunday. I wanted them to build some comb first so I have a better chance at finding the queen but today we didn’t find her as … Continue reading

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Los Altos Swarm Removal – A Tough One

Received a swarm call last night after I put the kids to bed. It was just a few miles away in Los Altos so I thought I’d give it a go. Drove to Mountain View to pick up my dad … Continue reading

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Campbell Bee Removal – Swarm on Lawn

Received a call from Brandon yesterday about a swarm that landed on the lawn. It was about 1 x 1 patch just sitting there. Normally we don’t see swarms sit on ground level unless they have been sprayed or was … Continue reading

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San Jose Bee Removal – Downtown Site Check

Amy from downtown San Jose called Friday saying that there were about a dozen bees that got inside her studio behind her house. And there were also some bees coming and going at the eve of the roof. So today … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Cervantes Hives at Their New Home

After delivering the three Cervantes hives Friday and Saturday I’m so glad they went to great homes. These three hives are booming and they will love their new location and care. Cervantes1: Adopted by Patrick who recently rescued a swarm … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Swarm Removed from Recycle Bin

After this morning’s call from Susan my dad and I headed over to remove this settled swarm around 1:30PM today. Susan and her neighbors watched while we messed with this large swarm of bees. We opened the lid to find … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Bee Removal – Swarm Settled in Recycle Bin

Just got a call from Susan, a potential new beekeeper who needs to get the ok from her husband, this morning regarding a swarm of honey bees that made home in their recycle bin. Bee relocations like these don’t come … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Three Hives Ready for Their New Home

The Cervantes Hives 1, 2, and 3 are all ready to be adopted. Did a final inspection today and all three colonies look strong. Cervantes 1 will be delivered Friday night while Cervantes 2 and 3 will be delivered Saturday … Continue reading

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Donor Hive Becomes the Needy

Sad news to report today on the Webster Hive. This colony from a swarm built up strong so we went into the hive today inspecting and looking for a frame of eggs and a few day old larvae to donate … Continue reading

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