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Apis millifera - the European Honey Bee
The Bumble Bee
Bombus terrestris
The Bumble Bee photographed Dorset England
July 2006

Ridgiedidge Apiary offers beekeeping services to remove swarm bees, feral hives and hives that are no longer wanted.

See our Services Page for details.

The following photos provide examples of our work.
Apis millifera
The eurpopean honey bee on eucalypt flower Wagga Wagga NSW

Removal of swarm from tree

Swarm clustered on trunk of tree Removing bees from the tree
Giving the bees a new home
Photo 1 - Swarm settled on the trunk of a small tree. Photo 2 - Carefully removing the swarm. Photo 3 - Transferring the swarm into its new home.
Photos by Emma Rice

Your Place Is a Good Place to Call Home

Swarm bees will choose many different places to call home! They are particularly fond of chimneys, bushes, children's play equipment, barbques and the wall cavities of homes.
Swarm in wall cavity under air conditioner unit

Photo 2 - A swarm clustered on a small bush in a suburban back yard prior to removal.

Photo 3 - Removing a feral hive from a chimney.

Photo 1 - Swarm in wall cavity with entrance under airconditioner unit. Photo 2 - A swarm clustered on a small bush in a surburban back yard prior to removal. Photo 3 - Removing a feral hive from a chimney.

Feral Hive in Speaker Box

This series of photos shows how ideal man-made objects, such as this speaker box, are for bee hives.

Our beekeeper removed the bees and all the comb from the speaker box and re-hived them onsite.

The speaker box was cleaned and returned to the owner and the bees were then safely transported to our apiary.
Photo 1 - The speaker box in situ. Photo 2 - The cut out at the back of the box makes an ideal entrance for the bees.
Photo 1 - The speaker box in situ Photo 2 - The cut out at the back of the box makes and ideal entrance for the bees.
Photo 3 - The hive had filled almost half of the box with comb. Photo 4 - Another view of how far the bees had gone to filling the box. Photo 5 - Most of the bees removed to show the comb containing brood, nectar and pollen.
Photo 3 - The hive had filled almost half of the box with comb. Photo 4 - Another view of how far the bees had gone to filling the box. Photo 5 - Most the bees removed to show the comb containing brood, nectar and pollen.
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