Poetic License – or Sacred Spirals – Soffit Removal

Bees moved into a home in Poetry, Texas at least three years ago.  The homeowner loves bees, and really does not have a problem with them being here – however when it was time to hire a contractor to do some routine maintenance and upgrades – the bees needed to go – so that progress […]

These bees are high!

High in the air, that is!

From the looks of the comb, these bees have been here for about a year – though there was not a LOT of comb, it was a good tan/brown color – indicating it had been here at least through several seasons.

The comb and bees were […]

Double Trouble

These bees were occupying space in 2 irrigation control valve boxes.

Lawn maintenance crews would not go near the boxes with bees, so I was called in to perform the honeybee removals.

Each hive was very small, and had queens that looked to be well mated (from the eggs and larvae pattern in the […]

Benji’s Bees

In 1898, this house was built in McKinney, Texas.

In 1974, the movie, Benji, was released.  This house was one of the homes used in the movie.  You can see the exterior of the house at 3 min 58 seconds into the movie.  This home is now affectionately known as “The Benji House” in McKinney.

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Skep Hive Transferred to a Langstroth Hive

These bees moved in to a “yard art” straw skep about a year ago.  The top 2/3 of the skep was capped honey, and the bottom 1/3 was brood comb.  The queen was found after all the comb had been removed and was placed in the commercial Langstroth hive.  The homeowner wanted to keep the […]