Monthly Archives: March 2013

Los Altos Country Club Lures Three Swarms

Los Altos Country Club has many active bee hives around the golf course, mostly in the hollows of the large oak trees. Swarm traps were recently placed near the active hives and they quickly lured swarms during this very active … Continue reading

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MVDennis Hive Brings Back Childhood Memories – Menlo Park -Adopt-A-Hive

About a month ago Rachel and Knute contacted me regarding getting a hive for their backyard. When Knute was young, he and his father would work on the hives together, and now being avid gardeners they would like to add … Continue reading

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Saratoga Bee Removal – Two Queens in a Swarm

The third swarm of the day(Friday) brought us to Saratoga. The swarm landed on the backyard fence and we had to vacuum the bees up as we had late afternoon arrangements and didn’t want to drive all the way back … Continue reading

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Swarm on the Ground – Bees March Into Hive By Themselves – Menlo Park Bee Removal

Received an email from Chris Friday morning regarding a bee swarm in Menlo Park. First the swarm was on the bush but later the bees were on the ground. When I hear that the bees are on the ground there … Continue reading

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Swarm Madness Day – Los Altos

Friday was a loooong day for us running around catching swarms. We didn’t get home until 10 PM. The first one was early in the morning after I dropped the boys off at school and before work. Went over to … Continue reading

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Another High Up In The Tree Bee Swarm Removal – Los Altos

Well, it must be our week of rescuing swarms from high up places because we got another call today for a bee swarm removal in Los Altos. This time it’s even higher than yesterday’s. Twenty something feet up and the … Continue reading

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Eighteen Feet Up, Cut Large Branch to Hive A Swarm – Menlo Park Bee Rescue

Received a text message from Tulin, a first year beekeeper this afternoon saying that her hive swarmed. The swarm landed on her tree but it’s about 14 feet up. Ok, 14 feet no problem as we had a 12 feet … Continue reading

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San Jose Bee Removal – After-Swarm Bee Rescue

Last Sunday we helped a first year beekeeper split her hive into two because it swarmed multiple times already. The original hive had at least 7 swarm cells. So we left two queen cells in the original hive. Split and … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Bee Removal – Swarm Moves Into Deadout

Last Fall we came and set up a swarm trap as there were scouts checking out the eave of the roof in this Palo Alto home but came up empty handed and all bee activity went to zero. Well, looks … Continue reading

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Los Altos Hills “Bee Home – For Sale” – Bee Removal

Anyone interested in buying a house in Los Altos Hills that attracts swarms every year? 🙂 We have been talking to Michelle on and off since last year. She has a few active hives on the out-coves of her three story … Continue reading

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