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  1. #1
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    Hello, I was hoping I could get a little help on a problem I have. My mom noticed this in the backyard today.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rbomb/Bees.jpg

    I'm not sure how long it takes to build a hive of that size, but I'm sure it takes awhile. How would we go about getting rid of it?

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    California?

    Nice picture.
    Look like honeybees.
    But they may not be the type you want around.
    I would suggest that you look for a local beekeeper to check these out.

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    Yup, California. Thanks for the input.

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    in california, not long it would take

    expessually since swarms take the required tools to make the comb, that and not having to care for brood for long enough [img]smile.gif[/img]

    you could do all sorts of things to get rid of them, but a local beekeeper could just pluck it out of the trees it looks like, i wouldn't let anyone charge you for it. (or atleast not that much)

    it's not like it's inside a building, would you need a ladder?

    i'd find a link to somone that could help you out, but my AOL 28.8k isn't what it use to be.

    i'd just google for a local beekeeper's association and usually they have a list of people on their sha-bang that'll take swarms.

    either that or maybe someone on the board will know someone or they will be in the area themselves.

    blah, blah blah.

    [img]smile.gif[/img]
    \"You\'ve got to stop beating up your women because you can\'t find a job, because you didn\'t want to get an education and now you\'re (earning) minimum wage.\"<br /><br />-Bill Cosby

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    Thanks, appreciate it.

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    Is Santa Clara in Southern California? If it is it could possibly Africinized so be careful until you find out.
    Clint
    Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964

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    Go to this site and see if Becky has anyone in your area.
    http://www.ebeehoney.com/swarmremovalmap.html

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    Fantastic photo!

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    Ah-ha, you found them. I've been looking for them since late March.

    Seriously though -- If you want a beekeeper to capture them (desired) you can try to contact Frank Carrier, 601 south baywood ave, san jose.
    His business in in a residential area just off of Winchester Blvd & Moorpark ave -- (might be his bees) Phone number is 408-296-6100 but It is difficult to communicate over the phone. Better to visit his shop. He will likely have a list of several beekeepers who are in need of bees and will remove them for you.

    If you want to pay ~$100 you can contact Ron Adams
    at 408-590-8604. He makes a living with bees and tractor services.

    There is also Mark Small, who runs around 50 hives
    but I don't know if he will collect those. 408-857-1466 he runs a bee business.

    I would be interested in observing the hive, I think it is much bigger than the picture indicates. But I really don't need any more bees, and I sure don't need more honey.

    Fuzzy -- Fuzzy.campbell@philips.com

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    Thanks for the help everyone. We're going to see if the city will do anything about it and if that doesn't work, beekeeper it is.

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