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Nick is AMAZING!!! Bees had entered my bedroom and I wanted to be sure to save the hive because bees are endangered in so many places. Nick came right away and he solved the problem!!! THANK YOU NICK! And he even brought me a jar of the best honey I have ever tasted as a gift! THANK YOU NICK!
Nick working in our community is a fabulous asset, giving people conscious of the need to protect bee populations a resource to count on for efficient professional assistance. He is very knowledgeable, capable, and clever; so he can approach tricky removals with the best combination of experienced technique and ethical focus.
Thank you so much for the Bee Man coming to relocate an extremely large hive in our backyard. Our eight year old watched intently out of the window and even got a bag of honeycomb!
We got quite an education and now the bees are happy on a ranch and we are happy to have our yard back!
"I am so glad Nick was available to handle our bee problem. He carefully and efficiently was able to remove bees from an interior wall. He explained everything - what he was going to do and why. Clearly very knowledgeable and experienced and well equipped for the task. A very nice person to work with and fairly priced."
great organization dedicated to saving bees for us and saving us from yellow jackets
Nick was fantastic! Came to my property right away, found the source of food the yellow jackets were going for, put traps up and told me how to handle the explosion in yellow jacket population we are seeing this year. He was quick, personable, delightful to work with. Can recommend highly.
Nick the Beekeeper did an amazing job removing and rescuing the bees under our Home Depot Tuff Shed. When the bees first arrived, we thought it'd be cool to have them there. However, because they are attracted to light, they'd fly into our house and buzz around. It wasn't working for us anymore. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Nick was very familiar with the Tuff Shed situation. He moved the bees quickly and efficiently and it's really nice to know they are alive and well at his ranch ready to be adopted by a qualified beekeeper. Thanks, Nick!
Nick helped me remove a wild swarm from one of my neighbors trees and help me get started with beekeeping! I had a hive box from a neighbor and with little more then a few minutes of absolutely amusing effort, Nick and I had transfered the wonderful swarm into the new box to not only remove them from my neighbors tree, but also to rescue them and further preserve the local bee population. His enthusiasm and knowledge brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. It was a great experience, If you need a swarm dealt with, Super Bee is the call you ought to make!
Wow! Super Bee Rescue goes Above and Beyond! We needed to relocate a free-form hive from our back yard (clever bees were using our fence as their make-shift home) and Nick was amazing! He worked tirelessly to gently remove the bees - they were inside the interiors of the fence but good! Nick and crew even repaired the fence to boot!! I highly recommend Super Bee Rescue!!
So, yesterday an opportunity came up and I got a ticket for an apiary tour at HeartStone Ranch in Goleta California, where Nick the founder of Super Bee Rescue manages an apiary as well as a sustainable farm.The tour was way beyond my expectations as it offered so much education about an apiary operation! We packed a Toro 4W Drive with basic necessities and headed towards the hives a few hundred feet away. In the few acres that we toured yesterday, we saw quite a few healthy goats acting as weed-wackers and they greeted us. We also saw a couple of horses, lots of happy chickens and roosters, a vegetable garden and many fantastic old oak trees. It was a typical ocean front overcast day, with fresh air and aroma of California chaparral floating down the Los Padres National Forest.We started the tour visiting several Langstroth hives where Nick needed to conduct his routine inspection of the hives. We pulled frames loaded with bees and inspected each frame, looked at eggs and larva and pinpointed the queen in each hive. Nick showed us how he combines frames with or without foundations inside the same hive. This went on and we inspected about five hives. Then we did the same with Top Bar Hives. As we were riding the 4WD to the next stop, Nick showed me where he installs his hand made Sworm Boxes. I saw at least five of such boxes in different location with bees buzzing around them.Our next stop was where Nick manages his Nuke Cells that are ready to be expanded to a large hive or have them ready for customers to pick up in a couple of weeks in April. Nukes are basically 50% smaller than a Langstroth hive with five frames inside the box. That followed by a very exciting demonstration of how Nick has converted two nuke boxes with a small sectional Top Bar positioned in the middle as a tunnel connected at each end to the nukes. The bees at their convenience will migrate from the Nuke boxes into the sectional Top Bar and later they will be transferred to a larger Top Bar hive. Trust me you can't find that on YouTube! Another surprise and a bonus was to see how a Warre Hive box is added to a Langstroth Hive to act as a second Deep Box in order to start the first stage of building a Warre Hive which is highly demanded among Nick's customers in Santa Barbara County.We then packed and went back to where the tour began two hours earlier. There we could buy the tools and equipment that we needed for our own hives back home and a great opportunity to buy a jar of unfiltered raw avocado honey from Nick's special reserve or as they call in French "appellation controlee". All things considered this tour is recommended not only for beekeepers or beehavers, but for anyone who wants to know more about bees.I compare this Apiary Tour to the best of wine tasting tours that I had attended in my time, with the main difference being that you can drive home sober and with much more respect for bees and the nature. Don't miss this tour.