Bee Removals and Swarms – 2019

Bee removal highlights for 2019
(Past years (2018, 2017, 2016, etc) bee removals here )

 

Removal 49:

3/30/2019 – This hive removal was from a extra large water meter box in Port Royal.  Most of the removed comb was as wide and high as a deep frame because the bees built the comb crosswise in the water meter box.

 
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Removal 50:

4/1/2019 – This morning, a medium size hive was removed from a large plastic bin located on a trailer stored boat. The bees were very gentle and were placed in our apiary this afternoon.

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Removal 51:

5/28/2019 – A hive was removed from a packed water meter in north Naples. The bees were very gentle..

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Removal 52:

6/8/2019 – A small hive was removed from a water meter in north Naples. We found and captured the gorgeous queen and the bees were very gentle..

 
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Removal 53:

6/12/2019 – A large hive was removed from concrete blocks and then also behind the plywood on the shed wall.

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Removal 54:

6/17/2019 – A small hive was removed from a trash barrel that had some palm fronds in it.  The queen was spotted and captured.

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Removal 55:

6/18/2019 – A small hive was removed from a copper bin that had small holes in the side. The queen was spotted and captured.

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Removal 56:

6/19/2019 – A medium size hive was removed from an extra large water meter box located in Port Royal. The queen was spotted and captured.

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Removal 57:

6/25/2019 – A large hive was removed from a bush located on the side of a house.  Survival may be doubtful as the hive comb was wrapped through many branches and the removal was difficult.

Before After
 
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Removal 58:

6/27/2019 – A medium size hive was removed from a trellis located above the front door area of a house.  The bees had built comb that had lots of vines growing throughout, making the removal difficult and slow going.

Before removal Before removal
After removal
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