The board at the Millwood Golf & Rackett Club had some complaints about honey bees in the decorative towers. They wanted to save the bees so Jeff and I did the rescue. Since there were three colonies in the tower it took us three days to safely remove all of the bees. Enjoy the video and image galleries below.
This was a unique rescue for us with two colonies in two different walls of a small side house / shed. These bees had been in the walls of this shed for a long time and its interesting how each colony decides which way to draw their combs. Check out our galley below...
The Coryell Courts Apartments called asking for help with a honeybee issue. They wanted to save the bees and to make sure they were rescued professionally. Since there was no access from the outside, we had to go through a tenets ceiling.
It’s unusual to find open air hives in southwest Missouri, mainly because the winters just don’t allow them to survive. They are usually swarms that stop trying to find a home in a cavity or tree and just build right where they land. This year we have dealt with three of them, two under overhangs on building and this one in a tree.
This south Springfield home has these wonderful covered patios that unfortunately were constructed with a big enough cavity to support a colony of honey bees. These bees were very defensive or “snarky” as we like to use in polite company.