Swarm Capture in Redwood City

Post date: Nov 05, 2016 11:15:28 PM

Got a call in November (of all months!) to rescue a small softball size bee swarm hanging on a juniper bush. The swarm had been sent off by a honey bee colony in a wooden wall. After assessing up the situation and deciding not to go with a vac and instead carefully snip the branches and gently transfer the bees into an empty hive box the job was done. The queen was caged and introduced to the new box. The bees were very gentle and happy to be in their new home.