Stargate Bees – Downed Tree Limb

This property houses a Stargate portal to an inter-dimensional bee hive located in a tree limb that fell from it’s host tree last summer.

The rotted section of limb fooled me at first (as this WAS performed on April 1 !) – and the bees were ABOVE the knothole, instead of below it.

The queen […]

2017 Honeybee Removal Information

Rex Smith’s Honeybee Removal – 2017

If you are in need of having a honeybee swarm picked up, or a full colony of bees removed from a structure – please see the following links for my contact information:  (These same links are in the top menu bar on this website as well.)

Also please understand […]

Another Brick In the Wall

Luckily, these bees have only been in this home for about 2 months.  The homeowner was trying to do yard work – and was getting tagged occasionally by bees – so his wife made sure that he called a beekeeper to do a live removal (as opposed to having them exterminated).

They were entering […]

Cliff-side Bees

Bees have lived in this soffit for a short amount of time.  The property was being sold, and the new buyers wanted the bees to be removed as a part of their purchase agreement.

While the bees were in a 1st floor soffit – it was a high soffit… and a precarious drop below […]

Bee Season has begun!

Though the “swarm season” may have another week to go before it hits fully (and it WILL after a full week of rain next week) – customers from North Texas are already calling for removals of bees that have established in areas of their homes, trees, and yards.

Yesterday was removal #7 for the 2016 […]

WondSong Movement – JumpSTART – Pollinator Presentation

I have recreated the blog post made by Daisy WindSong for her JumpSTART program for children.  A presentation on bees and pollinators was given to the children of a Dallas area homeless shelter.  Shared are various forms of passion – whether it be a hobby, exercise, meditation technique, or other activity that is useful in […]

Observation Hive – DIY Beekeeping Project

Earlier this summer I built an observation hive which holds one frame from a Langstroth hive.  This hive is a great tool for teaching at events where I speak and interact with the public regarding the importance of our pollinators.

The oak wood as well as the plexi sides and the hardware were all obtained […]

Canadian Bee Removal

These bees MUST be Canadian – because they are so polite! The story told by the comb is that they have been here for about 2 months, and that the queen is a fertile and well-laying queen with a solid brood pattern. Plus they are hard-working bees that are bringing in a good amount of […]

Compost Bin Bees – Removal – Garland, Tx

The first removal of two today.   Honeybee removal from a compost bin.  They probably have been here around 2 months from the comb condition.  Found the queen quickly, and they have a fantastic demeanor.

I leave them until after sundown, and pick them up after they have all clustered into their new home.

 

Bee Tree – Trapout Completion follow-up

This honeybee trapout has been completed after about 3.5 weeks.

The queen DID come out, and has joined her workers in the 5-frame box. She is laying worker eggs, and there are worker eggs, larvae, and capped brood as well as a little drone brood. Looks like a good pattern so far – though it […]