Bee Thinking offers a number of honey bee-related services to the Portland Metropolitan Area, including:


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Bee Swarm on Tree Branch


Call 877-325-2221 for swarm removal!

We offer swarm removal from your trees, mailboxes, cars, fences or other places those daunting clumps of bees decide to rest.

A swarm of honey bees generally land on tree branches 5-20 feet off the ground and form clumps ranging from baseball to football sizes. They usually arrive in the early afternoon and can stay from an hour to a few days. They should not be considered dangerous, and please do not spray any insecticides, water or bother the swarm in any way. Call us and we’ll remove them and give the bees a good home pollinating our city!

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Hive removal from structures, walls, chimneys, trees or any other cavity in which honey bees may inhabit.

Honey bees commonly take up residence in cavities in areas inhabited by humans, a startling and potentially dangerous find for the homeowner! They tend to prefer entrances 10 or more feet above ground, and cavities that are dry and protected from the wind – thus making walls the ideal home in their mind!

If you find what you think may be a honey bee colony on your property, please give us a call and we’ll first discuss it with you over the phone to verify that it is an actual honey bee colony (Many of the calls we receive are actually yellow jackets, wasps, hornets or bumble bees.). Once we verify that it is a honey bee colony we will get you in touch with someone who can assist with the removal.


Package bee install into top bar hive

Specializing in foundationless (Horizontal top bar, Warre and foundationless Langstroth hives), we provide assistance to beekeepers new and old who are just getting started with Top Bar, Warre or other foundationless hives where the local bee associations and much of the local bee community is unwilling. If you need assistance with your hive, give us a call or shoot us an e-mail and we’ll discuss the options.

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