Bee Removals and Swarms – 2022

Hundreds of bee removals from trees/houses/roofs/sheds/water meters/etc have been done over the years. Hive access is sometimes difficult and sometimes easy. Every removal situation is different and always an adventure.  If you have bees that need removing give us a chance to relocate them to a good home in an area hobby beekeeper’s apiary.  Click here to contact NaplesBees for a quick response to your request.  Below is a chronological listing of various past bee removals done over the years.

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Removal 177:

2/2/2022 – Removal from a water meter on Frank Whiteman Blvd. Comb was removed and mounted on frames and bees were beevaced.

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Removal 178:

2/11/2022 – Removal from a water meter on Pinehurst Circle. Comb was removed and mounted on frames and bees were beevaced.

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This picture shows the removed hive a week later in the apiary. Notice how the bees have removed rubber bands that were used in the removal process in order to hold the water meter comb in frames. As the bees “weld” their original comb to the wooden frames in the hive box, they will cut the rubber bands and haul them out the front entrance to drop on the ground. Click on picture for a larger view.

Removal 179:

3/16/2022 – Small removal from a wall in a horse stall located on Rose Apple Lane. Comb was removed and mounted on frames and bees were beevaced.

Small hive was removed from behind wall. Click on picture for larger view.

 

Removal 180:

3/21/2022 – A good size swarm was beevaced off the front of an empty box in a Marco Island apiary. The queen was spotted and caged. The swarm was transported to our Naples apiary and set up in a brood box. The queen was released after 48 hours and it was seen that the bees had already built a large piece of comb.

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Click on picture for a larger view. This large piece of comb was built by the bees in just 48 hours after beevaced.

Removal 181:

3/30/2022 – A small hive was removed from a water meter on Delmar Terrace in Naples. The queen was caged.

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Removals 182-184:

4/7-9/2022 – A few small and not so small swarms were captured around the apiary.

Large swarm landed on outside of nuc box. Click on picture for a larger view.

Small swarm landed on the back of a hive box. Click on picture for a larger view.

Large swarm in nuc with wheel closed to ventilation only. Click on picture for a larger view.

Removal 185:

4/15/2022 – Small hive was removed from a Kent Drive address in Naples. The queen was spotted and caged.

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Removal 186:

4/18/2022 – Small hive was removed from a Marco Island water meter.

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Removal 187:

4/22/2022 – Small hive was removed from a Green Valley Circle, Naples, water meter.

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Removal 188:

4/25/2022 – Small hive was removed from a Thomas Jefferson Court, Naples, water meter.

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Removal 189:

4/27/2022 – Small hive was removed from a Glen Arbor Way, Naples, water meter.

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Removal 190:

4/30/2022 – Hive was in an old traffic cone at a house on Fairway Circle in Naples. The traffic cone with bees was netted and then transferred to the apiary for later removal in to a hive box.

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Traffic cone bees moved in to an apiary brood box.

Removal 191:

4/30/2022 – Small swarm removed from a tree at a house on Silktail Drive in Naples.

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Removal 192:

5/4/2022 – A medium size hive in a water meter on Crown Drive in Naples was removed.

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Removal 193:

5/10/2022 – A medium size hive was removed from a roof overhang on a house at Hidden Harbour Drive in Naples. The queen was caught.

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Removal 194:

5/24/2022 – A small hive was removed from a Thomas Jefferson Court, Naples, water meter.  The queen was captured.  This is another colony that established itself in the same water meter as the removal #188 above.