Been there a little longer than anticipated….

One of the first questions I ask of a homeowner with bees is: “How long have they been there?”. Many times, the answer will be “I’m really not sure – maybe from last year or early this spring”. And occasionally I’ll hear “They just moved in this week – come get them NOW! It’s an […]

“What if I just leave the bees in my house?”

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I often am asked : What will happen if I just leave the bees”, or “What if we wait?”.

The following pics are a graphic example of one possible scenario that can (and does) occur.

Scene: In October of 2015, the homeowner observed bees swarming, and moving into a […]

Author – Kim Flottum presenting at CCHBA meeting on 6/13/2016

Kim Flottum, author for Bee Culture: The Magazine of American Beekeeping – will be presenting tomorrow (Monday 13 June 2016) at the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Assn. monthly meeting. Click HERE for Kim’s website

From his bio page:

After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA […]

Wastewater Treatment Plant Bees

This North Texas Municipal Water District wastewater treatment plant has had bees in the past. This year – they have them again. From the look of the comb, these bees have occupied this space right at a month to 6 weeks. The queen was a bright orange color, and easy to spot.


Lions and Tigers and Bees, Oh My!

Honeybees have lived in the roof space of this breezeway between the house and garage for at LEAST the last 8 years (since the homeowners bought the house – and for years before they bought it). This property is located in Wylie, Texas, and was hit hard by the hail storms earlier this spring. When […]