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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Santa Barbara Bee Swarm Removal

Nice sized swarm that attached itself to the lowest branch of a citrus tree.  I wish it was always this easy!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Swarm Removal - Goleta

This was our 1st large primary swarm of the season located in the Winchester Commons neighborhood in Goleta. It was hanging off a tree limb approx. 30 feet off the ground.  It took a tall extension ladder, placed in the bed of my truck, and extension pole to cut the limb, while I held the bucket for the swarm ball (approx. 3 ft. long) - - Sorry no picture, it was after dark, and a bit complicated, so no time for a photo shoot. This very large swarm was put into an 8 frame deep + super to hold all the bees.  A little lemongrass oil and sugar water to entice them to stay in their new home.

 Santa Barbara Bee Company - "A full service bee company!"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bee Hive Removal Santa Barbara

Question: Do swarms consider the view of the surrounding landscape when selecting a new hive location? I know there are other primary needs of the hive, but you have to wonder just a bit if all other things being equal, will bees select the site with a mountain or ocean view?  This removal was done from the 3rd story of a circa 1912 Santa Barbara home with a view of the ocean and a spectacular view of the the SB Mission.  The bees have since been relocated to an avocado orchard in Santa Barbara, I'll wait to see if they file a complaint with the local "Bee Housing Authority!"

The hive was actually very large, contained in the space between the roof and interior ceiling.  While working with a local contractor, we made very strategic cuts to access the hive, but do a minimum amount of damage to the ceiling.

Approx. 30 combs end to end! If only the insulation was added to the last bay
 (exterior wall to left), the bees would not have had room to create such a large hive.
Notice the plastic sheeting used to prevent bees and
other debris from entering the main part of the room.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Bee Hive Removal Lompoc

Standard hive removal from exterior wall.  Make sure you replace exterior light fixtures in a timely manner when doing remodeling work (or at the least, cover opening in wall).  The bees entered the wall where electrical box led into open wall space.

Excellent visit to a wild horse sanctuary. Pretty cool what they're doing at the ranch.  Check out the link if you are interested in horses and the preservation efforts of the Return to Freedom organization...

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