Crushing Honeycomb

   I love it when I get the chance to open up a floor, wall, or ceiling and find an entire colony of bees living there. For the homeowner its a scary experience, but for me, it’s an adventure. I don’t know exactly what I will find. There could be…

Where to Get Bees

    It’s springtime here in Arizona and everyone is “buzzing” to get bees. I’ve received lots of questions about how to start beekeeping. Coincidentally I have also had lots of requests for bee removals. I love it! In both cases people are showing an interest in helping bees.   …

Getting Bees out of Trees

A Tale of Two Trees   I love it when I can help remove bees from places where they aren’t wanted. Ceilings, walls, and floors are the usual places, and they require cutting things open and hours of hard, sweaty, sticky work. But when I was called to remove bees…

Don’t make this feeding mistake

Open feeding can be devastating to your hive.   Last week I got a message from a new beekeeper who had gotten a package of bees a month ago and wanted to help them build comb by feeding them. The nectar flow in the desert in June is pretty slim,…