Last week one of our crews masterfully removed a palm while keeping a live honey beehive intact so it could be re-located nearby.
“I am writing this letter to you to commend your company and your employees who removed the 2 tall palm trees. Your employees were Chris Mazzera, crew foreman, Tommy Ray, lead groundsman, and Juan Ochoa, climber.
I became involved with this tree removal because I was advised by the property manager that there was a honey bee hive in one of the trees. From the ground I could observe that this was a very active hive, which likely had survived in that location for several years. I am a beekeeper and am very concerned with preserving healthy feral beehives.
Your crew, and in particular Chris Mazzera, cut the palm tree with the bee hive in such a way that I was able to take the section of the tree with the bee hive in it. The cut section of the tree with the bee hive in it was lowered to the ground very gently so as to not damage the hive and gently placed into the back of my pick-up truck. I now have the section of the tree with the hive standing upright on the property a few miles away from where the palm trees were located. Your company’s assistance with this matter has helped preserve a healthy honey bee hive that would have otherwise been lost.
Your employees were very professional and courteous. I could not have been more impressed with how they performed this difficult work.
Thank you Mr. Bryne for the kind words and thanks to the crew who made it happen!
When performing tree work, it’s important to know all the potential surprises and risks of a job, even a bee hive! The best is to know beforehand, but sometimes that’s just not possible.
When you encounter a beehive in a tree, stay calm and stop cutting. Re-assess the situation and come up with a plan. Can you remove it in-tact? What equipment will you need? Whatever your plan, the safety of yourself and the crew comes first!