SS Minnow – Boat Bees (video in link)

Bees have been in this boat for at least 2 years, according to the comb color, texture, etc. The comb wound up being quite a challenge to remove, as the fuel lines, steering cables, electrical lines, and more were all running through the rear space of this boat. The bees, however had a very good […]

Around the Corner

Another hive – and the bees have been here a *little* longer than the homeowner had noticed.

Though much of the comb was pure white – there was also plenty that was tan and brown.  I suspect the bees arrived EARLY this spring, then went unnoticed by the homeowners until they returned from a […]

Garage Apartment Bees

Several weeks ago, an attentive homeowner watched as a swarm moved into the joist space between floors of a backyard “garage apartment”.   On eviction day – access to the comb was through the flooring above the bees.  A laser thermometer showed that there was a hot-spot in the corner – marking the space where the […]

Second Floor Dormer Removal

This colony swarmed last Friday while I was out of town. Another beekeeper snagged the swarm, however the parent colony was still in the home. Way up in the soffit of a 2nd story dormer.. The homeowner had spray-foamed their entrance in an effort to kill the bees… I opened up a hole for the […]