Recent Changes for "Davis Bee Charmers" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_CharmersRecent Changes of the page "Davis Bee Charmers" on Davis Wiki.en-us Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2014-05-13 22:54:20DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2014-05-13 22:54:19DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Website''||<br> + ||[http://www.beelovepermaculture.org "www.beelovepermaculture.org]||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2014-03-20 14:22:54DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ 530-400-7032</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the HoneyBee-ing'' =</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Davis Bee Charmer can now be reached at Five 3 Zero-Four Zero 0-Seven 0 Three 2. (Robots are getting smarter).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = This is SWARM SEASON! Please call me if you spot a swarm and I will find them a happy home! =</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2014-02-25 13:46:54DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- BeeLove now gives thanks and praise to the HoneyBee-ing while meditating at the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Davis Bee Charmer can now be reached at Five 3 Zero-Four Zero 0-Seven 0 Three 2. (Robots are getting smarter).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Ong Namo Guru Dev Namoooooo</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Bee Love is now offering permaculture design services through [http://daviswiki.org/Bee_Love_School_of_Permaculture Bee Love School of Permaculture]. Bees are a vital element of a thriving abundant ecosystem. We need to design systems that support them too!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-07-02 14:44:34DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> BeeLove gives thanks and praise to the HoneyBee-ing while meditating at the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> BeeLove<span>&nbsp;now</span> gives thanks and praise to the HoneyBee-ing while meditating at the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"].<span><br> + <br> + Ong Namo Guru Dev Namoooooo</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-07-02 14:43:12DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Email'''||<br> - ||davisbeecharmers@gmail.com||<br> - ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Owner'''||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Founder''||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''established'''||<br> - ||summer 2010||<br> - ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Link to more Bee Love services'''||<br> - ||[http://daviswiki.org/Bee_Love_School_of_Permaculture Bee Love School of Permaculture]||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Swarm-Catching Lessons'''<br> - Swarming occurs primarily in March and April in this region. For $75, tag along with an experienced bee charmer (over hundred swarms caught since 2005) who will guide the process of catching your first swarm of bees and help you introduce them into your hive. For comparison, a store bought package of non-local bees will cost you about $120, with no experienced beekeeper to help you.<br> - <br> - '''Swarm Removal -- Davis, Dixon, Woodland, Winters, Sacramento'''<br> - Did bees just show up at your doorstep uninvited? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging from a tree, building, or a number of other objects. A swarm does not have any beeswax comb built yet. They are still in the process of seeking a permanent home. Please call me as soon as you spot them before they decide to move into a chimney or building wall or some other space difficult to access. This service is freely provided, however Please consider donating $20-30 to the bee charmer for his time, gas, and efforts to help the honeybees thrive in this challenging time for them! This will help guarantee this service is available in the future and help ensure Davis has enough pollinators!<br> - <br> - '''Live Hive Removal -- Davis, Dixon, Woodland, Winters, Sacramento'''<br> - Did bees start to build comb in your wall, or off the side of your house, or some other location you don't want them? If they have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm anymore, and removing them requires a lot more skill and caution, as they have a home to defend and will sting. Please call and describe your situation and email a picture if possible. We can provide a quote if it is something we can help you with; $150 minimum. We do not remove hives from chimneys. If the hive is in a tree cavity, it is recommended that you let them bee. This has been their home without fail for 100 million years. You may wish to install a fence around the hive entrance to entice the bees to fly up higher where there is no risk of someone getting stung. This service is available from late February through July. Note whether the bees are building comb outside (feral, exposed) or inside a structure (non-feral).<br> - Depending on accessibility of the bees, Davis Bee Charmers will provide a quote for performing a live "cut-out", which involves cutting an access hole, removing and relocating bees and comb into bee boxes, and cleaning any residual wax/honey in the hole. Sometimes a bee vacuum is used to capture bees and released into the new bee boxes. Repairing the hole will be performed by your carpenter. After July, it becomes more costly to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time and AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. If you wait, the bees will multiply and so will their built comb!<br> - <br> - '''Local Swarms for your Hive(s)'''<br> - Add yourself to the spring 2013 swarm waiting list by emailing BeeLove your phone number, and you will be notified when the next swarm is available for you. $75/swarm--includes hive installation if wanted. You are also welcome to accompany BeeLove for a Swarm-Catching Lesson!<br> - <br> - '''Basic Beekeeping Lesson'''<br> - Learn everything you need to know to start keeping bees this spring! (Optional) Look into a live colony of bees. (~2 hour lesson for $50)<br> - <br> - '''How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden'''<br> - Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species. Permaculture techniques in a garden are covered as well! (~1 hour lesson for $25)<br> - <br> - '''[http://daviswiki.org/Bee_Love_School_of_Permaculture Lessons on Permaculture can be found here]'''<br> - <br> - [[Image(lessons.JPG, thumbnail, 400, left)]][[Image(Have bees in your yard?.jpg, thumbnail, 400)]][[Image(bees and HONEY!.jpg)]]<br> - <br> - ====<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - = Hive Removal Disclaimer =<br> - <br> - As honeybees are living insects and the Davis Bee Charmers do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee Charmers cannot guarantee''''':<br> - <br> - 1. '''All bees are removed''' -- Generally there are several bees either foraging or flying about during the removal. These sometimes do not recollect themselves with the hive before removal. They will clump around the area where the hive was previously located for several days. In some circumstances, Davis Bee Charmers may need to make several return visits or leave a box to collect the stragglers.<br> - 1. '''More bees won’t return'''- When Davis Bee Charmers has completed the removal, they will clean out the wax and disguise the bee scent as much as possible to prevent the location from becoming a lure to other bees. However, if you happen to live in a “bee highway” where swarms repeatedly return, they will continue to do so, just maybe in another part of your house. If this is the case, they recommend that you provide a “bait hive” – a small “nuc” box with a few frames- in a location more convenient to remove.<br> - 1. '''Uncontrollable circumstances''' -- In some cases, the bees have located themselves in such a difficult spot that successful removal cannot be guaranteed. This is generally the case with tree hives. Unless the tree can be opened up completely, the queen will most likely just bury herself deeper in the tree. It only takes one queen to create an entire bustling hive. In such cases, they usually recommend co-existence with the bees. Unless you are allergic to them, they can be an entertaining and educational conversation piece in addition to increasing the productivity of your and your neighbors’ gardens. Africanized Bees or, as you may hear them called in the press, "Killer Bees" are not in this area (too cold). Unlike wasps, our friendly Italian bee's goal in life is not to sting you (they die if they do). If you do not harm or threaten the bees, they will not harm you.<br> - <br> - Thus, before beginning the removal job, Davis Bee Charmers will examine your situation and give you a reasonable and informed estimate of labor involved and probability of success. Please ask any questions you have. They are in this business for the bees. It is their goal to promote the husbandry and appreciation of bees. Without them, we could not eat most of the products we consume on a daily basis.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ BeeLove gives thanks and praise to the HoneyBee-ing while meditating at the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-07-02 14:37:21DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> - ||310-694-2405||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-04-11 08:45:51DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Add yourself to the spring 2013 swarm waiting list by emailing BeeLove your phone number, and you will be notified when the next swarm is available for you. $<span>60</span>/swarm--includes hive installation. <span>$75</span> to accompany BeeLove for a Swarm-Catching Lesson<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Add yourself to the spring 2013 swarm waiting list by emailing BeeLove your phone number, and you will be notified when the next swarm is available for you. $<span>75</span>/swarm--includes hive installation<span>&nbsp;if wanted</span>. <span>You are also welcome</span> to accompany BeeLove for a Swarm-Catching Lesson<span>!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-04-09 09:57:48DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the Honey<span>b</span>eing'' = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the Honey<span>B</span>e<span>e-</span>ing'' = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-03-25 22:28:42DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Local Swarms for your Hive(s)'''<br> - Add yourself to the spring 2013 swarm waiting list by emailing BeeLove your phone number, and you will be notified when the next swarm is available for you. $60/swarm--includes hive installation. $75 to accompany BeeLove for a Swarm-Catching Lesson.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''Local Swarms for your Hive(s)'''<br> + Add yourself to the spring 2013 swarm waiting list by emailing BeeLove your phone number, and you will be notified when the next swarm is available for you. $60/swarm--includes hive installation. $75 to accompany BeeLove for a Swarm-Catching Lesson.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-03-25 22:24:45DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Did bees just show up at your doorstep uninvited? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging from a tree, building, or a number of other objects. A swarm does not have any beeswax comb built yet. They are still in the process of seeking a permanent home. Please call me as soon as you spot them before they decide to move into a chimney or building wall or some other space difficult to access. $30 for Davis; $50 for other cities listed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Did bees just show up at your doorstep uninvited? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging from a tree, building, or a number of other objects. A swarm does not have any beeswax comb built yet. They are still in the process of seeking a permanent home. Please call me as soon as you spot them before they decide to move into a chimney or building wall or some other space difficult to access. This service is freely provided, however Please consider donating $20-30 to the bee charmer for his time, gas, and efforts to help the honeybees thrive in this challenging time for them! This will help guarantee this service is available in the future and help ensure Davis has enough pollinators!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-03-06 16:02:46DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the Honeybe<span>e</span>'' = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the Honeybe<span>ing</span>'' = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-27 23:07:32DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Link to more Bee Love services'''||<br> + ||[http://daviswiki.org/Bee_Love_School_of_Permaculture Bee Love School of Permaculture]||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species. (~1 hour lesson for $25) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species.<span>&nbsp;Permaculture techniques in a garden are covered as well!</span> (~1 hour lesson for $25)<span><br> + <br> + '''[http://daviswiki.org/Bee_Love_School_of_Permaculture Lessons on Permaculture can be found here]'''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-27 22:20:55DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Learn everything you need to know to start keeping bees this spring! (Optional) Look into a live colony of bees. (~2 hour lesson <span>c</span>o<span>sts</span> $<span>6</span>0) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Learn everything you need to know to start keeping bees this spring! (Optional) Look into a live colony of bees. (~2 hour lesson <span>f</span>o<span>r</span> $<span>5</span>0) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species. ($<span>30</span>) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species. (<span>~1 hour lesson for </span>$<span>25</span>) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-20 00:22:45DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - We can also introduce a recently caught swarm into your hive. listLocally caught swarms for $60. Email BeeLove above to be added to swarm waiting list and get a heads up when swarming has begun.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-19 14:24:06DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species.<span>&nbsp;($30)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(lessons.JPG, thumbnail, 400, left<span>)]][[Image(bee sanctuary 5.JPG, thumbnail, 400</span>)]][[Image(Have bees in your yard?.jpg, thumbnail, 400)]]<span><br> - <br> - '''''....Don't Worry B</span>ee H<span>a</span>p<span>py!'''''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(lessons.JPG, thumbnail, 400, left)]][[Image(Have bees in your yard?.jpg, thumbnail, 400)]]<span>[[Image(b</span>ee<span>s and</span> H<span>ONEY!.j</span>p<span>g)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(bees and HONEY!.jpg)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-19 14:18:34DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the Honeybee<span>&nbsp;by Providing these Services</span>'' = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = ''Fostering Harmonious Relations with the Honeybee'' = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-19 13:57:33DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(<span>a bee charmer with a top bar fu</span>l<span>l of comb and be</span>es.jp<span>e</span>g, thumbnail, <span>21</span>0<span>, left</span>)]][[Image(hive rescue from tree in West Davis.jpg, thumbnail, <span>3</span>50, right)]]<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(les<span>sons1</span>.jpg, thumbnail, <span>3</span>0<span>0</span>)]][[Image(hive rescue from tree in West Davis.jpg, thumbnail, <span>4</span>50, right)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>"T</span>o<span>wa</span>r<span>d</span> Harmonious Relations with the Honeybee<span>"<br> -</span> <span><br> -</span> <span>=</span> Services = </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>= ''F</span>o<span>ste</span>r<span>ing</span> Harmonious Relations with the Honeybee <span>by</span> <span>Providing these</span> Services<span>''</span> = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Swarming occurs primarily in March and April. For $75, tag along with an experienced bee charmer (over hundred swarms caught since 2005) who will guide the process of catching your first swarm of bees and help you introduce them into your hive. For comparison, a store bought package of non-local bees will cost you about $120. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Swarming occurs primarily in March and April<span>&nbsp;in this region</span>. For $75, tag along with an experienced bee charmer (over hundred swarms caught since 2005) who will guide the process of catching your first swarm of bees and help you introduce them into your hive. For comparison, a store bought package of non-local bees will cost you about $120<span>, with no experienced beekeeper to help you</span>.<span><br> + <br> + '''Local Swarms for your Hive(s)'''<br> + Add yourself to the spring 2013 swarm waiting list by emailing BeeLove your phone number, and you will be notified when the next swarm is available for you. $60/swarm--includes hive installation. $75 to accompany BeeLove for a Swarm-Catching Lesson.<br> + <br> + We can also introduce a recently caught swarm into your hive. listLocally caught swarms for $60. Email BeeLove above to be added to swarm waiting list and get a heads up when swarming has begun.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Did bees just show up at your doorstep uninvited? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging from a tree, building, or a number of other objects. A swarm does not have any beeswax comb built yet. They are in the process of seeking a permanent home. Please call me as soon as you spot them before they decide to move into a chimney or building wall or some other space difficult to access. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Did bees just show up at your doorstep uninvited? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging from a tree, building, or a number of other objects. A swarm does not have any beeswax comb built yet. They are <span>still </span>in the process of seeking a permanent home. Please call me as soon as you spot them before they decide to move into a chimney or building wall or some other space difficult to access.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;$30 for Davis; $50 for other cities listed.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Live Hive Removal -- Davis, Dixon, Woodland, Winters, Sacramento'''<br> + Did bees start to build comb in your wall, or off the side of your house, or some other location you don't want them? If they have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm anymore, and removing them requires a lot more skill and caution, as they have a home to defend and will sting. Please call and describe your situation and email a picture if possible. We can provide a quote if it is something we can help you with; $150 minimum. We do not remove hives from chimneys. If the hive is in a tree cavity, it is recommended that you let them bee. This has been their home without fail for 100 million years. You may wish to install a fence around the hive entrance to entice the bees to fly up higher where there is no risk of someone getting stung. This service is available from late February through July. Note whether the bees are building comb outside (feral, exposed) or inside a structure (non-feral).<br> + Depending on accessibility of the bees, Davis Bee Charmers will provide a quote for performing a live "cut-out", which involves cutting an access hole, removing and relocating bees and comb into bee boxes, and cleaning any residual wax/honey in the hole. Sometimes a bee vacuum is used to capture bees and released into the new bee boxes. Repairing the hole will be performed by your carpenter. After July, it becomes more costly to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time and AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. If you wait, the bees will multiply and so will their built comb!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Basic Beekeeping Lesson'''<br> + Learn everything you need to know to start keeping bees this spring! (Optional) Look into a live colony of bees. (~2 hour lesson costs $60)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm!<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - Davis Bee Charmers also offer '''LIVE HIVE REMOVALS''' on a case-by-case basis from late February through July. Note whether the bees are building comb outside (feral, exposed) or inside a structure (non-feral).<br> - <br> - Feral (aka exposed-comb, free-hanging, outside) hives can be removed for $100-200, depending on the size and accessibility of the hive and your location.<br> - <br> - Non-feral hives (bees inside a wall or other structure) require more work as an access hole will need to be made. Please have answers to the following questions:<br> - -When did you first notice the bees?<br> - -What structure are the bees building their home in?<br> - -Do you have a carpenter you currently work with?<br> - -please send any other details and a picture to davisbeecharmers@gmail.com<br> - <br> - Depending on accessibility of the bees, Davis Bee Charmers will provide a quote for performing a live "cut-out", which involves cutting an access hole, removing and relocating bees and comb into bee boxes, and cleaning any residual wax/honey in the hole. Sometimes a bee vacuum is used to capture bees and released into the new bee boxes. Repairing the hole will be performed by your carpenter. After July, it becomes more costly to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time and AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. If you wait, the bees will multiply and so will their built comb!<br> - <br> - -----<br> - Davis Bee Charmers also offer '''Beekeeping lessons:'''<br> - <br> - '''How to Catch a Swarm and Install Bees in your own Hive Boxes''': For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. Get hands<br> - on experience with the guidance of a seasoned bee charmer. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005!<br> - <br> - '''1 on 1 Basic "Treatment-free" Beekeeping Lesson''' - Learn everything you need to know to start keeping bees (~1-2 hour lesson costs $50)<br> - <br> - '''Group Lessons''' - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstrations and honey tastings; school presentations are a big hit!<br> - <br> - '''How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden''': get a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] or ["Honeybee Haven"] and (optional) inspect a live bee hive...suits and veils provided.<br> - <br> - '''WANT BEES???-- Swarms sold here!'''<br> - Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring/summer 2013 by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. March and April Swarms are $60. For $15 more, tag along for a swarm catching adventure with the Davis Bee Charmer and learn how to install the bees in your own hive, with any other of your questions gladly answered! The best way to start off beekeeping is with a locally caught swarm with a queen and several thousand worker bees. Why pay as much as $120 for a small package of bees from the store when you have a cheaper local option that gives you the skills to be a self-sufficient beekeeper.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden'''<br> + Receive a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and learn ways to attract both honeybees and some of Davis' more than 70 native bee species.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(lessons1.jpg, thumbnail, 400)]]<br> - [[Image(hive rescue.JPG, thumbnail, 400)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-02-19 12:55:39DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||310-694-2405||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''NEW for WINTER/SPRING 2013:'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ "Toward Harmonious Relations with the Honeybee"</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Swarm-Catching and Beekeeping Lessons''' are available for spring 2013! Sign up by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. Ordering a package of non-local bees with a queen will cost you ~$120 in the beekeeping supply stores. For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005! See below for other beekeeping lessons.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Services =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Davis Bee Charmers offer '''SWARM REMOVAL''' services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Swarm-Catching Lessons'''<br> + Swarming occurs primarily in March and April. For $75, tag along with an experienced bee charmer (over hundred swarms caught since 2005) who will guide the process of catching your first swarm of bees and help you introduce them into your hive. For comparison, a store bought package of non-local bees will cost you about $120.<br> + <br> + '''Swarm Removal -- Davis, Dixon, Woodland, Winters, Sacramento'''<br> + Did bees just show up at your doorstep uninvited? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging from a tree, building, or a number of other objects. A swarm does not have any beeswax comb built yet. They are in the process of seeking a permanent home. Please call me as soon as you spot them before they decide to move into a chimney or building wall or some other space difficult to access.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm!<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-01-15 18:06:45DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis Bee Charmers offer '''SWARM REMOVAL<span>&nbsp;services</span>''' to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm! </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Bee Charmers offer '''SWARM REMOVAL''' <span>services </span>to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis Bee Charmers also offer '''L<span>ive</span> H<span>ive</span> R<span>emovals</span>''' on a case-by-case basis from late February through July. Note whether <span>or not the bees are inside a structure or</span> exposed. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Bee Charmers also offer '''L<span>IVE</span> H<span>IVE</span> R<span>EMOVALS</span>''' on a case-by-case basis from late February through July. Note whether <span>the bees are building comb outside (feral,</span> exposed<span>) or inside a structure (non-feral)</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-01-15 18:04:39DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Swarm-Catching and Beekeeping Lessons''' are available for spring 2013! <span>&nbsp;</span>Sign up by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. Ordering a package of non-local bees with a queen will cost you ~$120 in the beekeeping supply stores. For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005! See below for other beekeeping lessons. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Swarm-Catching and Beekeeping Lessons''' are available for spring 2013! Sign up by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. Ordering a package of non-local bees with a queen will cost you ~$120 in the beekeeping supply stores. For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005! See below for other beekeeping lessons. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis Bee Charmers offer '''<span>(HONEY["Bees" BEE]) </span>SWARM REMOVAL services''' to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm! </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Bee Charmers offer '''SWARM REMOVAL services''' to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden''': get a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] or["Honeybee Haven"] and (optional) inspect a live bee hive...suits and veils provided. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden''': get a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] or<span>&nbsp;</span>["Honeybee Haven"] and (optional) inspect a live bee hive...suits and veils provided. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-01-15 17:58:34DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> NEW for WINTER/SPRING 2013: </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>NEW for WINTER/SPRING 2013:<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- INTERESTED IN BEEKEEPING? </span>Swarm-Catching and Beekeeping Lessons are available for spring 2013! Sign up by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. Ordering a package of non-local bees with a queen will cost you ~$120 in the beekeeping supply stores. For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005! See below for other beekeeping lessons. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Swarm-Catching and Beekeeping Lessons<span>'''</span> are available for spring 2013! Sign up by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. Ordering a package of non-local bees with a queen will cost you ~$120 in the beekeeping supply stores. For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005! See below for other beekeeping lessons. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''<span>Davis Bee Charmers''' offer </span>(HONEY["Bees" BEE]) SWARM REMOVAL services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm! </td> <td> <span>+ Davis Bee Charmers offer</span> '''(HONEY["Bees" BEE]) SWARM REMOVAL services<span>'''</span> to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>'''</span>Davis Bee Charmers<span>'''</span> also offer Live Hive Removals on a case-by-case basis from late February through July. Note whether or not the bees are inside a structure or exposed. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Bee Charmers also offer <span>'''</span>Live Hive Removals<span>'''</span> on a case-by-case basis from late February through July. Note whether or not the bees are inside a structure or exposed. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> -Do you have a carpenter you currently work with<span>&nbsp;for home repairs</span>? </td> <td> <span>+</span> -Do you have a carpenter you currently work with? </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Depending on <span>the situation</span>, Davis Bee Charmers will provide a quote for performing a live "cut-out", which involves cutting an access hole, removing and relocating bees and comb into bee boxes, and cleaning any residual wax/honey in the hole. Sometimes a bee vacuum is used to capture bees and released into the new bee boxes. Repairing the hole will be performed by your carpenter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Depending on <span>accessibility of the bees</span>, Davis Bee Charmers will provide a quote for performing a live "cut-out", which involves cutting an access hole, removing and relocating bees and comb into bee boxes, and cleaning any residual wax/honey in the hole. Sometimes a bee vacuum is used to capture bees and released into the new bee boxes. Repairing the hole will be performed by your carpenter.<span>&nbsp;After July, it becomes more costly to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time and AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. If you wait, the bees will multiply and so will their built comb!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - <span>'''</span>Davis Bee Charmers<span>'''</span> also offer '''Beekeeping lessons''' </td> <td> <span>+ </span>-<span>----<br> +</span> Davis Bee Charmers also offer '''Beekeeping lessons<span>:</span>''' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>How to Catch a Swarm and Install <span>bees in your hive b</span>oxes: For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a<span><br> - </span> chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005!<br> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1 on 1 lesson</span> - <span>all</span> you need to know to start keeping bee<span>s in Davis and surrounding area</span>s (~1-2 hour lesson costs $50)<br> - <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> G<span>roup lessons - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstration and honey tasting<br> - School Presentations - we can come to your school and teach kids about bees<br> - How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden</span>: get a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] <span>and peak into an active bee hive</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>How to Catch a Swarm and Install <span>Bees in your own Hive B</span>oxes<span>'''</span>: For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. <span>Get hands<br> + on experience with the guidance of a seasoned bee charmer. </span>It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005!<br> <span>+ <br> + '''1 on 1 Basic "Treatment</span>-<span>free" Beekeeping Lesson'''</span> - <span>Learn everything</span> you need to know to start keeping bees (~1-2 hour lesson costs $50)<br> <span>+ <br> + '''Group Lessons''' </span>- <span>interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstrations and honey tastings; school presentations are a big hit!<br> + <br> + '''How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your</span> G<span>arden'''</span>: get a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] <span>or["Honeybee Haven"] and (optional) inspect a live bee hive...suits and veils provided.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring/summer 2013 by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. March and April Swarms are $60. For $15 more, tag along for a swarm catching adventure with the Davis Bee Charmer and learn how to install the bees in your own hive, with any other of your questions gladly answered! The best way to start off beekeeping is with a locally caught swarm with a queen and several thousand worker bees. Why pay as much as $120 for a small package of bees from the store when you have a cheaper local option<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring/summer 2013 by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. March and April Swarms are $60. For $15 more, tag along for a swarm catching adventure with the Davis Bee Charmer and learn how to install the bees in your own hive, with any other of your questions gladly answered! The best way to start off beekeeping is with a locally caught swarm with a queen and several thousand worker bees. Why pay as much as $120 for a small package of bees from the store when you have a cheaper local option<span>&nbsp;that gives you the skills to be a self-sufficient beekeeper.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - = A little bee education =<br> - <br> - 1) '''a SWARM''': a colony replicates itself by sending half the worker bees with the old queen to search for a new home...they temporarily land on a structure or tree branch nearby and send out scout bees to find a permanent home. A SWARM IS USUALLY DOCILE AND UNLIKELY TO STING (unless the weather is cold/rainy or the bees have been there for several days). Understand that a swarm of bees is much friendlier than a hive of bees that has taken up residence and started to build comb. If the bees are going into a hole where a cavity exists, it's likely they are not swarming and instead are building up their comb and ready to defend their home. See #2. As soon as you see a swarm, contact us since they could move into a structure and make it much more difficult to remove.<br> - <br> - 2) '''an established HIVE''': once the scout bees find a suitable home (usually a cavity in a tree or wall...they only require an access hole ~1/2 inch), the swarm will move into the cavity and start building comb, raise brood, and build up their population (usually up to 50-60,000 by summer!). AN ESTABLISHED HIVE IS DEFENSIVE AND MORE LIKELY to STING, especially if their comb has been intruded upon. Removing an establishing hive involves a lot more work depending on how accessible they are and how long they've had to build up their hive...if they are in a wall, for example, one has to cut a hole in the wall wide enough to access the bee colony, then cut out all the comb and capture as many bees as possible to ensure the queen is caught, in which case the rest of the bees will follow her....all this while dealing with stinging bees trying to defend their home from the intruder (the beekeeper). This is completely different than catching a swarm and a lot more dangerous!<br> - <br> - In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES and we can provide a quote..<br> - <br> - ''(After July, it becomes more costly to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time and AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. If you wait, the bees will multiply and so will their built comb!)''<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As honeybees are living insects and DBCs do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee Charmers cannot guarantee''''': </td> <td> <span>+</span> As honeybees are living insects and <span>the </span>D<span>avis </span>B<span>ee </span>C<span>harmer</span>s do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee Charmers cannot guarantee''''': </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2013-01-15 17:40:59DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Derek Downey|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Derek <span>"BeeLove" </span>Downey|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm and hive rescue/removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that can be taken to a safer location. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries and/or distributed to aspiring local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The Charmers also offer natural beekeeping lessons and group workshops that cover everything you need to know to get started keeping bees. Beekeeping consultations are provided for local farmers as well. Hive building workshops are offered in late winter and early spring.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ NEW for WINTER/SPRING 2013:</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Services offered (WE SAVE THE BEES!) =<br> - '''FREE SWARM CAPTURE!'''<br> - Do you have a cluster of bees hanging on a tree or house that appeared within the past week...we can remove them for you free of charge and save the bees at the same time! We find local aspiring beekeepers who want bees and install them in their hives where they will be cared for! If you are more than 10 miles from Davis, please consider chipping in $10-20 for gas to support beekeepers providing this service.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ INTERESTED IN BEEKEEPING? Swarm-Catching and Beekeeping Lessons are available for spring 2013! Sign up by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. Ordering a package of non-local bees with a queen will cost you ~$120 in the beekeeping supply stores. For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005! See below for other beekeeping lessons.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''HIVE REMOVAL and Relocation'''<br> - Do you have a colony of bees building comb in your structure? Most likely, if you've noticed bees for more than a week, they are already busily building comb in your structure. We can remove the bees and the comb; this may require an access hole be cut to remove the bees and the use of a special bee vacuum which helps capture all the bees without killing them....Before any work is performed, an estimate will be provided with a cost range based on time required to remove the bees. Sometimes, this service must be scheduled a week in advance, especially during the busy spring and summer months. The bees are saved and given a good home in a beekeeper's hive. A complimentary jar of local raw honey awaits you as a thank you from the bees. In this time of declining bee populations, it is more important then ever before to save the bees that we can!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer (HONEY["Bees" BEE]) SWARM REMOVAL services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that are managed locally with no chemicals or treatments. Many of the swarms are distributed to local beekeepers in the ["Davis Bee Collective"]. The swarm removal service is $15 for Davis residents and $30 for Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. A swarm of bees is a free-hanging cluster of bees that have not yet built wax comb. If wax comb is present or if the bees have been there for more than a week, it is not a swarm!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Beekeeping lessons'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Davis Bee Charmers''' also offer Live Hive Removals on a case-by-case basis from late February through July. Note whether or not the bees are inside a structure or exposed.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 1 on 1 lesson - all you need to know to start keeping bees (~1-2 hour lesson costs $30)<br> - group lessons - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstration and honey tasting<br> - school presentations - we can come to your school and teach kids about bees<br> - farmer consultation - are you a farmer interested in keeping bees year round...we can help you create an apiary where the bees needs are met.<br> - creation of educational apiaries - see the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Feral (aka exposed-comb, free-hanging, outside) hives can be removed for $100-200, depending on the size and accessibility of the hive and your location.<br> + <br> + Non-feral hives (bees inside a wall or other structure) require more work as an access hole will need to be made. Please have answers to the following questions:<br> + -When did you first notice the bees?<br> + -What structure are the bees building their home in?<br> + -Do you have a carpenter you currently work with for home repairs?<br> + -please send any other details and a picture to davisbeecharmers@gmail.com<br> + <br> + Depending on the situation, Davis Bee Charmers will provide a quote for performing a live "cut-out", which involves cutting an access hole, removing and relocating bees and comb into bee boxes, and cleaning any residual wax/honey in the hole. Sometimes a bee vacuum is used to capture bees and released into the new bee boxes. Repairing the hole will be performed by your carpenter.<br> + <br> + '''Davis Bee Charmers''' also offer '''Beekeeping lessons'''<br> + <br> + How to Catch a Swarm and Install bees in your hive boxes: For $75, you can tag along with an experienced bee charmer and learn how to catch a swarm as well as how to introduce them into your beehive. It's also a<br> + chance to ask any questions you've always wanted to know about bees. Hundreds of swarms caught since 2005!<br> + 1 on 1 lesson - all you need to know to start keeping bees in Davis and surrounding areas (~1-2 hour lesson costs $50)<br> + Group lessons - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstration and honey tasting<br> + School Presentations - we can come to your school and teach kids about bees<br> + How to Create a Bee Sanctuary in your Garden: get a tour of the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"] and peak into an active bee hive</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring/summer 2012 by emailing us. We will install them for you and help you find a suitable location for your hive. The best way to start off beekeeping is with a locally caught swarm with a queen and several thousand worker bees. Why pay as much as $130 for a small package of bees from the store when you have a cheaper local option?....The Davis Bee Charmers ask for donations on a sliding scale, $50 is the minimum that will help make this service available for future years. If you want to learn how to catch your own swarm, we can give you a lesson.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring/summer 2013 by emailing davisbeecharmers@gmail.com. March and April Swarms are $60. For $15 more, tag along for a swarm catching adventure with the Davis Bee Charmer and learn how to install the bees in your own hive, with any other of your questions gladly answered! The best way to start off beekeeping is with a locally caught swarm with a queen and several thousand worker bees. Why pay as much as $120 for a small package of bees from the store when you have a cheaper local option.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-11-20 13:36:47DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> - ||(310) 694-2405 -- Davis/Sacramento area||<br> - ||(302) 299-2758 -- Reno, NV area||<br> - ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Owners'''||<br> - ||Derek Downey and Joseph Stewart ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Owner'''||<br> + ||Derek Downey||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-09-26 11:14:16PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-05-04 17:34:32DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Services offered =<br> <span>- <br> - '''</span>SWARM CAPTURE'''<br> <span>-</span> Do you have a cluster of bees hanging on a tree or house...we can remove them for you and save the bees at the same time! </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Services offered<span>&nbsp;(WE SAVE THE BEES!)</span> =<br> <span>+ '''FREE </span>SWARM CAPTURE<span>!</span>'''<br> <span>+</span> Do you have a cluster of bees hanging on a tree or house<span>&nbsp;that appeared within the past week</span>...we can remove them for you <span>free of charge </span>and save the bees at the same time!<span>&nbsp;We find local aspiring beekeepers who want bees and install them in their hives where they will be cared for! If you are more than 10 miles from Davis, please consider chipping in $10-20 for gas to support beekeepers providing this service.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Do you have a colony of bees building comb in your structure?...we can remove the bees and the comb; this may require an access hole be cut to remove the bees....we can help you find a carpenter to leave it looking good as new!<br> - Do you have a feral colony building an exposed comb hive in a tree in your area (see pic, above right)? We can give them a safe home protected from the elements.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Do you have a colony of bees building comb in your structure? Most likely, if you've noticed bees for more than a week, they are already busily building comb in your structure. We can remove the bees and the comb; this may require an access hole be cut to remove the bees and the use of a special bee vacuum which helps capture all the bees without killing them....Before any work is performed, an estimate will be provided with a cost range based on time required to remove the bees. Sometimes, this service must be scheduled a week in advance, especially during the busy spring and summer months. The bees are saved and given a good home in a beekeeper's hive. A complimentary jar of local raw honey awaits you as a thank you from the bees. In this time of declining bee populations, it is more important then ever before to save the bees that we can!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In depth - CLASSES OFFERRED THROUGH ["EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE"]: REGISTRATION begins APRIL 2nd, 2012!!!<br> - 1 on 1 lesson - all you need to know to start keeping bees<br> - group lessons - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstration</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 1 on 1 lesson - all you need to know to start keeping bees (~1-2 hour lesson costs $30)<br> + group lessons - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstration and honey tasting</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Swarm Supply'''<br> - Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring 2012 by emailing us. We will install them for you and help you find a suitable location for your hive.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''WANT BEES???-- Swarms sold here!'''<br> + Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring/summer 2012 by emailing us. We will install them for you and help you find a suitable location for your hive. The best way to start off beekeeping is with a locally caught swarm with a queen and several thousand worker bees. Why pay as much as $130 for a small package of bees from the store when you have a cheaper local option?....The Davis Bee Charmers ask for donations on a sliding scale, $50 is the minimum that will help make this service available for future years. If you want to learn how to catch your own swarm, we can give you a lesson.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-03-28 23:49:03DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES and we can provide a quote...another [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/professional bee removal company] is based in Sacramento. Ask for Paul, and let him know the Davis Bee Charmers sent you. He may provide an alternative quote.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES and we can provide a quote..</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-03-15 15:50:07DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm and hive rescue/removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that can be taken to a safer location. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries and/or distributed to aspiring local beekeepers in the Davis Bee Collective. The Charmers also offer natural beekeeping lessons and group workshops that cover everything you need to know to get started keeping bees. Beekeeping consultations are provided for local farmers as well. Hive building workshops are offered in late winter and early spring. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm and hive rescue/removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that can be taken to a safer location. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries and/or distributed to aspiring local beekeepers in the <span>["</span>Davis Bee Collective<span>"]</span>. The Charmers also offer natural beekeeping lessons and group workshops that cover everything you need to know to get started keeping bees. Beekeeping consultations are provided for local farmers as well. Hive building workshops are offered in late winter and early spring. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-03-15 15:48:47DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + In depth - CLASSES OFFERRED THROUGH ["EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE"]: REGISTRATION begins APRIL 2nd, 2012!!!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-16 00:41:47DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(Swarm_Removal.jpg, thumbnail, 210, right)]]<br> -</span> [[Image(a bee charmer with a top bar full of comb and bees.jpeg, thumbnail, 210, left)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(a bee charmer with a top bar full of comb and bees.jpeg, thumbnail, 210, left)]]<span>[[Image(hive rescue from tree in West Davis.jpg, thumbnail, 350, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> - || early AM or late PM (we have day jobs) ||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(310) 694-2405 -- Davis area|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(310) 694-2405 -- Davis<span>/Sacramento</span> area|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- FYI, both charmers have full-time day-jobs at the moment and are most likely unavailable to do extensive bee removal jobs from walls at the time being. However, if you have a swarm (cluster of bees hanging outside), they will gladly remove them for you for the cost of gas and ask for a donation for supporting the local beekeeping group. For a faster response, you can post to the [http://groups.google.com/group/davis_bee_collective?hl=en&amp;pli=1 Davis Bee Collective] since many beekeepers are on that list. Note the time the bees were first noticed, where they are located (tree/wall, height from ground), and a picture if possible.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm and hive rescue/removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. The bees are "charmed" into new hives that can be taken to a safer location. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries and/or distributed to aspiring local beekeepers in the Davis Bee Collective. The Charmers also offer natural beekeeping lessons and group workshops that cover everything you need to know to get started keeping bees. Beekeeping consultations are provided for local farmers as well. Hive building workshops are offered in late winter and early spring.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson or built a hive for the Bee Charmer Apiary. The Charmers also offer beekeeping workshops from time to time that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. (however if you join the ["Davis Bee Collective"], you can use shared equipment if your hive is kept at the ["Bee Charmers Apiary"]) WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Services offered =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Services offered -- live swarm capture -- -- beekeeping lessons =</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''SWARM CAPTURE'''<br> + Do you have a cluster of bees hanging on a tree or house...we can remove them for you and save the bees at the same time!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''DO YOU HAVE a BEE PROBLEM??? Before you call, please understand that there are two very different scenarios you may be dealing with and that the charmers have limited time for the second scenario and prefer that you call the company listed below:'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''HIVE REMOVAL and Relocation'''<br> + Do you have a colony of bees building comb in your structure?...we can remove the bees and the comb; this may require an access hole be cut to remove the bees....we can help you find a carpenter to leave it looking good as new!<br> + Do you have a feral colony building an exposed comb hive in a tree in your area (see pic, above right)? We can give them a safe home protected from the elements.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - 1) '''a SWARM''': a colony replicates itself by sending half the worker bees with the old queen to search for a new home...they temporarily land on a structure or tree branch nearby and send out scout bees to find a permanent home. A SWARM IS USUALLY DOCILE AND UNLIKELY TO STING (unless the weather is cold/rainy or the bees have been there for several days). Understand that a swarm of bees is much friendlier than a hive of bees that has taken up residence and started to build comb. If the bees are going into a hole where a cavity exists, it's likely they are not swarming and instead are building up their comb and ready to defend their home. See #2. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Beekeeping lessons'''<br> + 1 on 1 lesson </span>-<span>&nbsp;all you need to know to start keeping bees<br> + group lessons - interactive group lessons, with or without live bee demonstration<br> + school presentations - we can come to your school and teach kids about bees<br> + farmer consultation - are you a farmer interested in keeping bees year round...we can help you create an apiary where the bees needs are met.<br> + creation of educational apiaries - see the ["Davis Bee Sanctuary"]<br> + '''Swarm Supply'''<br> + Want to start keeping bees, have a hive ready to go but no bees?...Get on the swarm waiting list for spring 2012 by emailing us. We will install them for you and help you find a suitable location for your hive.<br> + <br> + [[Image(lessons.JPG, thumbnail, 400, left)]][[Image(bee sanctuary 5.JPG, thumbnail, 400)]][[Image(Have bees in your yard?.jpg, thumbnail, 400)]]<br> + <br> + = A little bee education =<br> + <br> +</span> 1) '''a SWARM''': a colony replicates itself by sending half the worker bees with the old queen to search for a new home...they temporarily land on a structure or tree branch nearby and send out scout bees to find a permanent home. A SWARM IS USUALLY DOCILE AND UNLIKELY TO STING (unless the weather is cold/rainy or the bees have been there for several days). Understand that a swarm of bees is much friendlier than a hive of bees that has taken up residence and started to build comb. If the bees are going into a hole where a cavity exists, it's likely they are not swarming and instead are building up their comb and ready to defend their home. See #2.<span>&nbsp;As soon as you see a swarm, contact us since they could move into a structure and make it much more difficult to remove.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses and give a donation to the local beekeeping group which will take care of the bees. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on (and they WILL expand to fill the entire wall). The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly and if you are not close to Davis, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ a professional removal company]. Ask for Paul, and let him know the Davis Bee Charmers sent you.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES and we can provide a quote...another [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/professional bee removal company] is based in Sacramento. Ask for Paul, and let him know the Davis Bee Charmers sent you. He may provide an alternative quote.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''[Davis Bee Charmers Apiary]''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? Don't have a place to keep your first hive. The Davis Bee Charmers can help you out. If you build a top-bar hive, they will set you up with some bees (no guarantees...depends on the seasonal availability of swarms in the spring). The best time to start a new hive in Davis is in March/April...the later you wait, the harder it will be on the bees to store up enough food for their winter needs, and the less surplus honey there will be for you.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(joseph and swarm.jpg)]]<br> - [[Image(beekeeping lesson.JPG, 279, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(lessons1.jpg, thumbnail, 400)]]<br> + [[Image(hive rescue.JPG, thumbnail, 400)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-16 00:39:49DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=hive%20rescue.JPG">hive rescue.JPG</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-16 00:38:10DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=lessons1.jpg">lessons1.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-16 00:29:54DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=lessons.JPG">lessons.JPG</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-16 00:27:24DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=bee%20sanctuary%205.JPG">bee sanctuary 5.JPG</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-16 00:24:36DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=Have%20bees%20in%20your%20yard%3F.jpg">Have bees in your yard?.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2012-02-15 22:29:57DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=hive%20rescue%20from%20tree%20in%20West%20Davis.jpg">hive rescue from tree in West Davis.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-10-26 23:50:25DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson or built a hive for the Bee Charmer Apiary. The Charmers also offer beekeeping workshops from time to time that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. (however if you join the Davis Bee Collective, you can use shared equipment if your hive is kept at the Bee Charmer Apiary) WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson or built a hive for the Bee Charmer Apiary. The Charmers also offer beekeeping workshops from time to time that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. (however if you join the <span>["</span>Davis Bee Collective<span>"]</span>, you can use shared equipment if your hive is kept at the <span>["</span>Bee Charmer<span>s</span> Apiary<span>"]</span>) WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Bee Charmer Apiary''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? Don't have a place to keep your first hive. The Davis Bee Charmers can help you out. If you build a top-bar hive, they will set you up with some bees (no guarantees...depends on the seasonal availability of swarms in the spring). The best time to start a new hive in Davis is in March/April...the later you wait, the harder it will be on the bees to store up enough food for their winter needs, and the less surplus honey there will be for you. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>[Davis </span>Bee Charmer<span>s</span> Apiary<span>]</span>''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? Don't have a place to keep your first hive. The Davis Bee Charmers can help you out. If you build a top-bar hive, they will set you up with some bees (no guarantees...depends on the seasonal availability of swarms in the spring). The best time to start a new hive in Davis is in March/April...the later you wait, the harder it will be on the bees to store up enough food for their winter needs, and the less surplus honey there will be for you. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-09-25 13:23:01JosephAaronElijahStewart <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(302) 299-2758 -- <span>Bay</span> area|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(302) 299-2758 -- <span>Reno, NV</span> area|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-28 15:41:48DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- || 10am to 8pm ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ || early AM or late PM (we have day jobs) ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(302) 299-2758|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(302) 299-2758<span>&nbsp;-- Bay area</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''established'''||<br> + ||summer 2010||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson or built a hive for the Bee Charmer Apiary. The Charmers also offer beekeeping workshops from time to time that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] swarm removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson or built a hive for the Bee Charmer Apiary. The Charmers also offer beekeeping workshops from time to time that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc.<span>&nbsp;(however if you join the Davis Bee Collective, you can use shared equipment if your hive is kept at the Bee Charmer Apiary)</span> WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-28 15:37:23DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> FYI, both charmers have full-time day-jobs at the moment and are most likely unavailable to do extensive bee removal jobs from walls at the time being. <span>I</span>f you have a swarm (cluster of bees hanging outside), they will gladly remove them for you <span>or</span> you can post to the [http://groups.google.com/group/davis_bee_collective?hl=en&amp;pli=1 Davis Bee Collective]. Note the time the bees were first noticed, where they are located (tree/wall, height from ground), and a picture if possible. </td> <td> <span>+</span> FYI, both charmers have full-time day-jobs at the moment and are most likely unavailable to do extensive bee removal jobs from walls at the time being. <span>However, i</span>f you have a swarm (cluster of bees hanging outside), they will gladly remove them for you <span>for the cost of gas and ask for a donation for supporting the local beekeeping group. For a faster response,</span> you can post to the [http://groups.google.com/group/davis_bee_collective?hl=en&amp;pli=1 Davis Bee Collective]<span>&nbsp;since many beekeepers are on that list</span>. Note the time the bees were first noticed, where they are located (tree/wall, height from ground), and a picture if possible. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson. The Charmers also offer beekeeping <span>lessons</span> that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] <span>swarm </span>removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson<span>&nbsp;or built a hive for the Bee Charmer Apiary</span>. The Charmers also offer beekeeping <span>workshops from time to time</span> that cover everything you need to know to get started. For supplies, you can go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Services offered -- swarm capture -- <span>live removal</span> -- beekeeping lessons = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Services offered -- <span>live </span>swarm capture -- -- beekeeping lessons = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''DO YOU HAVE a BEE PROBLEM??? Before you call, please understand that there are two very different scenarios you may be dealing with:''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''DO YOU HAVE a BEE PROBLEM??? Before you call, please understand that there are two very different scenarios you may be dealing with<span>&nbsp;and that the charmers have limited time for the second scenario and prefer that you call the company listed below</span>:''' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2) '''an established HIVE''': once the scout bees find a suitable home (usually a cavity in a tree or wall...they only require an access hole ~1/2 inch), the swarm will move into the cavity and start building comb, raise brood, and build up their population (usually up to 50-60,000 by summer!). AN ESTABLISHED HIVE IS DEFENSIVE AND MORE LIKELY to STING, especially if <span>handled</span>. Removing an establishing hive involves a lot more work depending on how accessible they are and how long they've had to build up their hive...if they are in a wall, for example, one has to cut a hole in the wall wide enough to access the bee colony, then cut out all the comb and capture as many bees as possible to ensure the queen is caught, in which case the rest of the bees will follow her....all this while dealing with stinging bees trying to defend their home from the intruder (the beekeeper). This is completely different than catching a swarm! </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2) '''an established HIVE''': once the scout bees find a suitable home (usually a cavity in a tree or wall...they only require an access hole ~1/2 inch), the swarm will move into the cavity and start building comb, raise brood, and build up their population (usually up to 50-60,000 by summer!). AN ESTABLISHED HIVE IS DEFENSIVE AND MORE LIKELY to STING, especially if <span>their comb has been intruded upon</span>. Removing an establishing hive involves a lot more work depending on how accessible they are and how long they've had to build up their hive...if they are in a wall, for example, one has to cut a hole in the wall wide enough to access the bee colony, then cut out all the comb and capture as many bees as possible to ensure the queen is caught, in which case the rest of the bees will follow her....all this while dealing with stinging bees trying to defend their home from the intruder (the beekeeper). This is completely different than catching a swarm<span>&nbsp;and a lot more dangerous</span>! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on. The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly and if you are not close to Davis, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ a professional removal company]. Ask for Paul, and let him know the Davis Bee Charmers sent you.<span><br> - <br> - * '''Free swarm removal''' -- If a swarm of honey bees has recently arrived on your property and the swarm is less than 12 feet off the ground, Davis Bee Charmers will perform the swarm capture for free, but ask that you reimburse them for gas costs to and from Davis.<br> - * '''Wall and Attic Removal''' -- If honey bees have set up shop in your walls, attic or other structure, they can remove them for you. This may require that an access hole in the wall be cut open to access the bees. Before doing this, you may wish to contact your own carpenter/repair expert to plan to repair the access hole in the wall used to remove the bees. The Charmers can also provide the names of people who may provide a professional service at a low cost. Note some jobs may be referred to another business if the Charmers find it too difficult to remove the bees due to their location or the structure involved.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses<span>&nbsp;and give a donation to the local beekeeping group which will take care of the bees</span>. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on<span>&nbsp;(and they WILL expand to fill the entire wall)</span>. The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly and if you are not close to Davis, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ a professional removal company]. Ask for Paul, and let him know the Davis Bee Charmers sent you. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Bee Hive in Your Garden''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? They can help! 1 on 1 beginner lessons are available. A new teaching apiary is also available for people wanting to keep bees in Davis but lacking the location to keep them.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Bee Charmer Apiary''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? Don't have a place to keep your first hive. The Davis Bee Charmers can help you out. If you build a top-bar hive, they will set you up with some bees (no guarantees...depends on the seasonal availability of swarms in the spring). The best time to start a new hive in Davis is in March/April...the later you wait, the harder it will be on the bees to store up enough food for their winter needs, and the less surplus honey there will be for you.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-28 13:49:46DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(Swarm_Removal.jpg, thumbnail, 210, right)]][[Image(<span>B</span>ee<span>keep</span>er <span>D</span>e<span>r</span>e<span>k</span>.jpg, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Swarm_Removal.jpg, thumbnail, 210, right)]]<span><br> + </span>[[Image(<span>a b</span>ee<span>&nbsp;charm</span>er <span>with a top bar full of comb and b</span>ee<span>s</span>.jp<span>e</span>g, thumbnail<span>, 210, left</span>)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-28 13:47:35DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=a%20bee%20charmer%20with%20a%20top%20bar%20full%20of%20comb%20and%20bees.jpeg">a bee charmer with a top bar full of comb and bees.jpeg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-28 13:33:28DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + FYI, both charmers have full-time day-jobs at the moment and are most likely unavailable to do extensive bee removal jobs from walls at the time being. If you have a swarm (cluster of bees hanging outside), they will gladly remove them for you or you can post to the [http://groups.google.com/group/davis_bee_collective?hl=en&amp;pli=1 Davis Bee Collective]. Note the time the bees were first noticed, where they are located (tree/wall, height from ground), and a picture if possible.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-22 23:02:03DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson. The Charmers also offer be<span>ginner be</span>ekeeping lessons that cover everything you need to know to get started. <span>In the near f</span>u<span>t</span>u<span>re, hive kits and bees will be offered for those wanting to start off quickly; these are not available at the present, so it is advised that you</span> go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Dixon, Sacramento, Woodland, and Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson. The Charmers also offer beekeeping lessons that cover everything you need to know to get started. <span>For s</span>u<span>pplies, yo</span>u<span>&nbsp;can</span> go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-17 13:20:08DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on. The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly and if you are not close to Davis, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ <span>these experts</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on. The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly and if you are not close to Davis, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ <span>a professional removal company</span>].<span>&nbsp;Ask for Paul, and let him know the Davis Bee Charmers sent you.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-17 12:29:51DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on. The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ these <span>folk</span>s]<span>&nbsp;however the costs may be more.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on. The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly<span>&nbsp;and if you are not close to Davis</span>, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ these <span>expert</span>s]<span>.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-17 12:06:51DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on.<span>&nbsp;The Bee Charmers have day jobs and not available to do this work full-time. In the case that they cannot provide this service promptly, they will suggest you contact [http://www.beecontrolsacramento.com/ these folks] however the costs may be more.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As honeybees are living insects and DB<span>W</span>s do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee Charmers cannot guarantee''''': </td> <td> <span>+</span> As honeybees are living insects and DB<span>C</span>s do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee Charmers cannot guarantee''''': </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. '''All bees are removed''' -- Generally there are several bees either foraging or flying about during the removal. These sometimes do not recollect themselves with the hive before removal. They will clump around the area where the hive was previously located for several days. In some circumstances, Davis Bee <span>Wrangl</span>ers may need to make several return visits or leave a box to collect the stragglers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. '''All bees are removed''' -- Generally there are several bees either foraging or flying about during the removal. These sometimes do not recollect themselves with the hive before removal. They will clump around the area where the hive was previously located for several days. In some circumstances, Davis Bee <span>Charm</span>ers may need to make several return visits or leave a box to collect the stragglers. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-11 13:27:14DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1) a SWARM: a colony replicates itself by sending half the worker bees with the old queen to search for a new home...they temporarily land on a structure or tree branch nearby and send out scout bees to find a permanent home. A SWARM IS USUALLY DOCILE AND UNLIKELY TO STING (unless the weather is cold/rainy or the bees have been there for several days). Understand that a swarm of bees is much friendlier than a hive of bees that has taken up residence and started to build comb. If the bees are going into a hole where a cavity exists, it's likely they are not swarming and instead are building up their comb and ready to defend their home. See #2. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1) <span>'''</span>a SWARM<span>'''</span>: a colony replicates itself by sending half the worker bees with the old queen to search for a new home...they temporarily land on a structure or tree branch nearby and send out scout bees to find a permanent home. A SWARM IS USUALLY DOCILE AND UNLIKELY TO STING (unless the weather is cold/rainy or the bees have been there for several days). Understand that a swarm of bees is much friendlier than a hive of bees that has taken up residence and started to build comb. If the bees are going into a hole where a cavity exists, it's likely they are not swarming and instead are building up their comb and ready to defend their home. See #2. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2) <span>an establishing</span> HIVE: once the scout bees find a suitable home (usually a cavity in a tree or wall...they only require an access hole ~1/2 inch), the swarm will move into the cavity and start building comb, raise brood, and build up their population (usually up to 50-60,000 by summer!). Removing an establishing hive involves a lot more work depending on how accessible they are and how long they've had to build up their hive...if they are in a wall, for example, one has to cut a hole in the wall wide enough to access the bee colony, then cut out all the comb and capture as many bees as possible to ensure the queen is caught, in which case the rest of the bees will follow her....all this while dealing with stinging bees trying to defend their home from the intruder (the beekeeper). This is completely different than catching a swarm! </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2) <span>'''an established</span> HIVE<span>'''</span>: once the scout bees find a suitable home (usually a cavity in a tree or wall...they only require an access hole ~1/2 inch), the swarm will move into the cavity and start building comb, raise brood, and build up their population (usually up to 50-60,000 by summer!). <span>AN ESTABLISHED HIVE IS DEFENSIVE AND MORE LIKELY to STING, especially if handled. </span>Removing an establishing hive involves a lot more work depending on how accessible they are and how long they've had to build up their hive...if they are in a wall, for example, one has to cut a hole in the wall wide enough to access the bee colony, then cut out all the comb and capture as many bees as possible to ensure the queen is caught, in which case the rest of the bees will follow her....all this while dealing with stinging bees trying to defend their home from the intruder (the beekeeper). This is completely different than catching a swarm! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-11 13:22:43DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(310) 694-2405<span>||</span> <span>(</span>Davis area<span>)</span><br> <span>-</span> ||(302) 299-2758||<span>&nbsp;(Bay area)</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(310) 694-2405 <span>-- </span>Davis area<span>||</span><br> <span>+</span> ||(302) 299-2758|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Winters<span>, Fairfield and surrounding areas</span>. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries. The Charmers also offer beginner beekeeping lessons that cover everything you need to know to get started. In the near future, hive kits and bees will be offered for those wanting to start off quickly. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, <span>Dixon, </span>Sacramento, Woodland, <span>and </span>Winters. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries<span>&nbsp;or donated to aspiring beekeepers who have attended a workshop/lesson</span>. The Charmers also offer beginner beekeeping lessons that cover everything you need to know to get started. In the near future, hive kits and bees will be offered for those wanting to start off quickly<span>; these are not available at the present, so it is advised that you go to Sacramento BeeKeeping Supplies or Mann Lake in Woodland for equipment/boxes/veils/smokers/etc</span>. WARNING: Beekeeping can be addictive! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Services offered =<br> - ''(After July, it becomes more expensive to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. Earlier is always better)''<br> - * '''Free swarm removal''' -- If a swarm of honey bees has recently arrived on your property and the swarm is less than 12 feet off the ground, Davis Bee Charmers will remove them for free.<br> - * '''Wall and Attic Removal''' -- If honey bees have set up shop in your walls, attic or other structure, they can remove them for you.<br> - * '''Local Honey and Pollen''' -- Their bees are kept in their Davis apiaries, so the honey and pollen are as local as it gets. (sorry, we're out of stock for 2010, try again summer 2011!)<br> - * '''Bee Hive in Your Garden''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? They can help! 1 on 1 beginner lessons are available (lessons available September-November 2010 and again next Spring)! Additionally, contact the Charmers if you'd like to reserve a pre-built hive and/or colony of bees to go along with it! (Reservations can be made anytime and are on a first come first served basis....hive kits and bees will be provided in Spring 2011)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Services offered -- swarm capture -- live removal -- beekeeping lessons =<br> + <br> + '''DO YOU HAVE a BEE PROBLEM??? Before you call, please understand that there are two very different scenarios you may be dealing with:'''<br> + <br> + 1) a SWARM: a colony replicates itself by sending half the worker bees with the old queen to search for a new home...they temporarily land on a structure or tree branch nearby and send out scout bees to find a permanent home. A SWARM IS USUALLY DOCILE AND UNLIKELY TO STING (unless the weather is cold/rainy or the bees have been there for several days). Understand that a swarm of bees is much friendlier than a hive of bees that has taken up residence and started to build comb. If the bees are going into a hole where a cavity exists, it's likely they are not swarming and instead are building up their comb and ready to defend their home. See #2.<br> + <br> + 2) an establishing HIVE: once the scout bees find a suitable home (usually a cavity in a tree or wall...they only require an access hole ~1/2 inch), the swarm will move into the cavity and start building comb, raise brood, and build up their population (usually up to 50-60,000 by summer!). Removing an establishing hive involves a lot more work depending on how accessible they are and how long they've had to build up their hive...if they are in a wall, for example, one has to cut a hole in the wall wide enough to access the bee colony, then cut out all the comb and capture as many bees as possible to ensure the queen is caught, in which case the rest of the bees will follow her....all this while dealing with stinging bees trying to defend their home from the intruder (the beekeeper). This is completely different than catching a swarm!<br> + <br> + In any case, call the Bee Charmers AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES...if it's a swarm, they can be removed very quickly and all they would ask is to reimburse gas expenses. If it's an establishing hive, it's better to remove it as soon as possible or else the bees can expand their comb and make it an expensive removal later on.<br> + <br> + * '''Free swarm removal''' -- If a swarm of honey bees has recently arrived on your property and the swarm is less than 12 feet off the ground, Davis Bee Charmers will perform the swarm capture for free, but ask that you reimburse them for gas costs to and from Davis.<br> + * '''Wall and Attic Removal''' -- If honey bees have set up shop in your walls, attic or other structure, they can remove them for you. This may require that an access hole in the wall be cut open to access the bees. Before doing this, you may wish to contact your own carpenter/repair expert to plan to repair the access hole in the wall used to remove the bees. The Charmers can also provide the names of people who may provide a professional service at a low cost. Note some jobs may be referred to another business if the Charmers find it too difficult to remove the bees due to their location or the structure involved.<br> + <br> + ''(After July, it becomes more costly to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time and AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE BEES. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. If you wait, the bees will multiply and so will their built comb!)''<br> + <br> + * '''Bee Hive in Your Garden''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? They can help! 1 on 1 beginner lessons are available. A new teaching apiary is also available for people wanting to keep bees in Davis but lacking the location to keep them.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2011-04-11 12:34:24DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(310) 694-2405||<br> <span>-</span> ||(302) 299-2758|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(310) 694-2405||<span>&nbsp;(Davis area)</span><br> <span>+</span> ||(302) 299-2758||<span>&nbsp;(Bay area)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-11-27 21:36:06DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Email'''||<br> + ||davisbeecharmers@gmail.com||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-11-27 20:44:50DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-11-27 20:44:06DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(310) 694-2405||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(310) 694-2405||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> || Joseph Stewart <span>and Derek Downey </span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>Derek Downey and</span> Joseph Stewart || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-26 21:37:43DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As honeybees are living insects and DBWs do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee <span>W</span>r<span>angl</span>ers cannot guarantee''''': </td> <td> <span>+</span> As honeybees are living insects and DBWs do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee <span>Cha</span>r<span>m</span>ers cannot guarantee''''': </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-26 21:36:59DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-26 21:36:59DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Winters, Fairfield and surrounding areas. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries. <span>Save the</span> Bee<span>s</span>! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Winters, Fairfield and surrounding areas. All their bees are given a good home in one of two local apiaries. <span>&nbsp;The Charmers also offer beginner beekeeping lessons that cover everything you need to know to get started. In the near future, hive kits and bees will be offered for those wanting to start off quickly. WARNING:</span> Bee<span>keeping can be addictive</span>! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Local Honey and Pollen''' -- Their bees are kept in their <span>West </span>Davis <span>Apiary</span>, so the honey and pollen are as local as it gets.<br> <span>-</span> * '''Bee Hive in Your Garden''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? They can help! </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Local Honey and Pollen''' -- Their bees are kept in their Davis <span>apiaries</span>, so the honey and pollen are as local as it gets.<span>&nbsp;(sorry, we're out of stock for 2010, try again summer 2011!)</span><br> <span>+</span> * '''Bee Hive in Your Garden''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? They can help!<span>&nbsp;1 on 1 beginner lessons are available (lessons available September-November 2010 and again next Spring)! Additionally, contact the Charmers if you'd like to reserve a pre-built hive and/or colony of bees to go along with it! (Reservations can be made anytime and are on a first come first served basis....hive kits and bees will be provided in Spring 2011)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 14:37:41DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Winters, Fairfield and surrounding areas. All their bees are given a good home in <span>their West Davis ["</span>apiar<span>y"]</span>. Save the Bees! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Winters, Fairfield and surrounding areas. All their bees are given a good home in <span>one of two local </span>apiar<span>ies</span>. Save the Bees! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Free swarm removal''' -- If a swarm of honey bees has recently arrived on your property and the swarm is less than 12 feet off the ground, Davis Bee <span>W</span>r<span>angl</span>ers will remove them for free. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Free swarm removal''' -- If a swarm of honey bees has recently arrived on your property and the swarm is less than 12 feet off the ground, Davis Bee <span>Cha</span>r<span>m</span>ers will remove them for free. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(<span>D</span>e<span>r</span>e<span>k</span> and <span>swarm</span>.jpg)]]<br> <span>-</span> [[Image(<span>Bees and a happy home with capped honey!.</span>j<span>pg)]]<br> - [[Image(J</span>oseph and swarm.jpg)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(<span>b</span>ee<span>s</span> and <span>HONEY!</span>.jpg)]]<br> <span>+</span> [[Image(joseph and swarm.jpg)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 14:30:04DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=joseph%20and%20swarm.jpg">joseph and swarm.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 14:29:14DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=bees%20and%20HONEY%21.jpg">bees and HONEY!.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 14:27:50DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=beekeeping%20lesson.JPG">beekeeping lesson.JPG</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 13:19:34DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=Beekeeper%20Derek.jpg">Beekeeper Derek.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 13:18:47DerekDowneyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers?action=Files&do=view&target=Swarm_Removal.jpg">Swarm_Removal.jpg</a>.Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 13:18:26DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Bee Charmershttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Bee_Charmers2010-09-17 13:14:36DerekDowney <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Bee Charmers<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Swarm_Removal.jpg, thumbnail, 210, right)]][[Image(Beekeeper Derek.jpg, thumbnail)]]<br> + <br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> + || 10am to 8pm ||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(302) 299-2758||<br> + ||(310) 694-2405||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Owners'''||<br> + || Joseph Stewart and Derek Downey ||<br> + <br> + '''Davis Bee Charmers''' offer LIVE honey ["Bees" bee] removal services to Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Winters, Fairfield and surrounding areas. All their bees are given a good home in their West Davis ["apiary"]. Save the Bees!<br> + <br> + = Services offered =<br> + ''(After July, it becomes more expensive to perform removals due to the size of a colony and higher risk of the colony not surviving the winter intact. It's always better to try to remove bees in the spring time. Bees can quickly expand their colony over the spring and summer. Earlier is always better)''<br> + * '''Free swarm removal''' -- If a swarm of honey bees has recently arrived on your property and the swarm is less than 12 feet off the ground, Davis Bee Wranglers will remove them for free.<br> + * '''Wall and Attic Removal''' -- If honey bees have set up shop in your walls, attic or other structure, they can remove them for you.<br> + * '''Local Honey and Pollen''' -- Their bees are kept in their West Davis Apiary, so the honey and pollen are as local as it gets.<br> + * '''Bee Hive in Your Garden''' -- Are you interested in keeping bees and desire assistance in starting? They can help!<br> + <br> + '''''....Don't Worry Bee Happy!'''''<br> + <br> + ====<br> + <br> + [[Image(Derek and swarm.jpg)]]<br> + [[Image(Bees and a happy home with capped honey!.jpg)]]<br> + [[Image(Joseph and swarm.jpg)]]<br> + [[Image(beekeeping lesson.JPG, 279, thumbnail)]]<br> + <br> + = Hive Removal Disclaimer =<br> + <br> + As honeybees are living insects and DBWs do not employ poisons of any kind in their removal procedures, there are '''''several outcomes Davis Bee Wranglers cannot guarantee''''':<br> + <br> + 1. '''All bees are removed''' -- Generally there are several bees either foraging or flying about during the removal. These sometimes do not recollect themselves with the hive before removal. They will clump around the area where the hive was previously located for several days. In some circumstances, Davis Bee Wranglers may need to make several return visits or leave a box to collect the stragglers.<br> + 1. '''More bees won’t return'''- When Davis Bee Charmers has completed the removal, they will clean out the wax and disguise the bee scent as much as possible to prevent the location from becoming a lure to other bees. However, if you happen to live in a “bee highway” where swarms repeatedly return, they will continue to do so, just maybe in another part of your house. If this is the case, they recommend that you provide a “bait hive” – a small “nuc” box with a few frames- in a location more convenient to remove.<br> + 1. '''Uncontrollable circumstances''' -- In some cases, the bees have located themselves in such a difficult spot that successful removal cannot be guaranteed. This is generally the case with tree hives. Unless the tree can be opened up completely, the queen will most likely just bury herself deeper in the tree. It only takes one queen to create an entire bustling hive. In such cases, they usually recommend co-existence with the bees. Unless you are allergic to them, they can be an entertaining and educational conversation piece in addition to increasing the productivity of your and your neighbors’ gardens. Africanized Bees or, as you may hear them called in the press, "Killer Bees" are not in this area (too cold). Unlike wasps, our friendly Italian bee's goal in life is not to sting you (they die if they do). If you do not harm or threaten the bees, they will not harm you.<br> + <br> + Thus, before beginning the removal job, Davis Bee Charmers will examine your situation and give you a reasonable and informed estimate of labor involved and probability of success. Please ask any questions you have. They are in this business for the bees. It is their goal to promote the husbandry and appreciation of bees. Without them, we could not eat most of the products we consume on a daily basis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>