We have many pictures of us doing bee hive removals and bee rescues that we want to share with you. Most photos will show us working or playing with the bees since we enjoy their company very much.
We fully agree with the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words." But, even better, most of them are trying to convince you that bees are friendly and, regrettably, our misunderstood friends.
A majority of the pictures are from recent jobs we have done. It is so much fun to share our adventures with our family, friends, coworkers, and internet followers.
We have to tell you a funny new beekeeper story.
We were removing a beehive from a sprinkler box, and we were sure we got the queen as all the bees ran into our removal box like she was in there.
However, a sprinkler box was attached to the one with the beehive, but we did not see any bees come or go from it. So we didn't look into it.
Can you guess where the queen went? Yup, into the other attached box.
The client called us and asked, "Why are the bees still here?" We explained that we got all the bees and the others were probably stragglers. She told us her yard was full of bees.
We returned to her house, and sure enough, she wasn't kidding. There was still a mess of bees everywhere! We got the queen in a clip, and that was that. After apologizing repeatedly, she was thankful we got all the bees this time.
What a humbling learning experience that was. The queen bee taught us that she would do everything in her power to hide from us, and we must always be a few giant steps ahead of her. She's a sneaky little rascal.
In some pictures, you will see the bee smoker in use or resting there. We are not big fans of using the smoker, but it is usually essential when first opening the hive.
We don't want the bees to broadcast their "attack message," so we will often puff a little pine smoke in the beehive as we open it up.
It doesn't harm the bees; they will become distracted and want to move away from the smoke. We would react the same way.
We frequently post pictures of us at Vegas Bees removing and rescuing the bees and doing other bee-related activities. Occasionally, we get so sticky that picking up the phone to take pictures isn't the best idea.
Phones work much better without honey oozing and dripping all over them, which is how they usually end up after a bee removal.
You must keep the box out of the summer sun when doing any beehive removal. The Las Vegas area gets "cook an egg on the sidewalk" hot, and the bees can quickly overheat.
This box is perfectly positioned and will keep the hive box much cooler by being in the shade.
The white boxes help as well. However, they are noticeably colder than the darker-colored boxes. The bees will also help to cool the box and regulate the temperature inside.
We also use fiberglass foam sheets on the roofs of our beehive boxes. These shade the bee box even more and keep the surrounding area in the shade too.
When the temperatures are 100+ in Las Vegas, you also need to provide a freshwater source for the bees. They will use some of the water to cool the insides of their hives.
It is a challenging game in the desert, especially in the summer, so we must be mindful of our bees and check in on them from time to time to be sure all is well.
We at Vegas Bees love the honeybees, and sharing our pictures with you is a thrill. We add new photos every week, usually from a bee removal we recently did, so please check them out when you can.
Long Honeycombs are something other-worldly looking.
When you think about how many generations of bees it took to build these incredible "structures," it is bewildering. Yet, we are always in awe of seeing something as beautiful as these honeycombs.
We know that climate change is an ongoing problem in reducing bee populations. Therefore, it is even more vital that we do what we can to save the bees.
We try to take many pictures and document our bee removals in Las Vegas and Henderson. You will love the feeling of doing something important that keeps your bees alive and healthy.
Buzz buzz, Sin City! Are you ready to hear about the bee's knees of Las Vegas?
That's right, we're talking about Vegas Bees, the hottest bee removal company in town. You might be thinking, "What's the deal with bees in Vegas?"
Well, let me tell you, these little gals are thriving in the desert climate and finding their way into some not-so-ideal locations, like your garage or attic. But don't panic, because Vegas Bees has got your back.
They're the experts when it comes to bee removal, and they do it with a smile (and some seriously reasonable prices). And here's the best part: instead of just exterminating these pollinating party animals, Vegas Bees actually rescues and relocates them to a new fancy hive.
Talk about compassionate beekeepers! Plus, did you know that honeybees play a crucial role in our food diversity? Without them, we'd be in serious trouble.
So it's no wonder that Vegas Bees takes their job seriously and goes above and beyond to protect these little wonders. They always provide shade and freshwater sources to keep their rescued bees cool and happy in the blazing Vegas heat.
So if you're in need of bee removal in Las Vegas, look no further than Vegas Bees. They're the buzzworthy bee experts you can trust to get the job done right.
The bees need to swarm. They can run out of space in their beehive, and the hive must divide.
The queen and half of the colony will leave and find a new home.
Those remaining in the original hive will make a new queen, and life will continue as usual. We do bee swarm removals, which are usually easy to capture.
It can be shocking to see a swarm, whether flying or when they are resting.
Most of the time, you wouldn't notice that one was close to you because the swarm is almost silent when resting.