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bee drinks honey from finger

bee drinks honey from finger

Exhausted honey bee drinks a drop of honey from a finger. Moments later, she flew away, energized. (JD)

Key member of our team - the Honey Bee Rescue Dog MOLLY

Key member of our team - the Honey Bee Rescue Dog MOLLY

Key member of our team - the Honey Bee Rescue Dog MOLLY

Evan at the Bee Sanctuary

Evan at the Bee Sanctuary

The founder of the Happy Bee Honey Club, Evan, stands proudly in the Bee Sanctuary provided to us by the City of Fort Lauderdale

Capped Brood in a beautiful pattern

Capped Brood in a beautiful pattern

This is worker brood in a beautiful pattern, see the nurse bees taking care of the larvae. Amazing.



Look at the different pollen colors! (JD)


Difficult removal behind a chimney, in a wall, in someone's house

Chimney bees removal

The chimney bees had made honey comb in rows about 8 feet high

Vase bees

Bees had settled into this ceramic vase and had built a large colony. Wonderful to see, but because the top was open, we were concerned that in heavy rains, water would fill the vase and they might drown.

Vase Bees

Bees had made a home in this ceramic outdoor vase. We did not want to disturb them, so we put them in our "Bee I.C.U" and Evan cleverly built a proper hive over them, so they could continue to live in the vase they originally chose, but then could expand upwards into a proper hive. Evan is ingenious!

Vase bees with home extension

Evan designed a hive on legs and built it over the vase bees, so that water wouldn't get inside (we get torrential rain in Florida), and they could expand upwards. Great job Evan! (JD)

Pillar bees removal

A challenging rescue - bees built a huge nest inside the top of this pillar/column. Not an easy removal, but successful! Well done team!

Caravan bees removal

Bees had been living in this old caravan for years, it was about to be towed away and destroyed, so the Happy Bee Honey Club team had to rescue them.

Caravan bees inside

Inside the caravan, once the cabinet doors were removed and the ceiling was opened up, look what they found. It took a long time to remove all the comb, brood, honey, bees and queen, but it was a huge success. (JD)

dead bees due to poison

I was devastated to find hundreds and hundreds of dead bees under my hives in the Bee I.C.U, their tongues hanging out of their poor, lifeless little bodies. Somehow, one of their food sources had been sprayed with something (maybe insecticide? Ant or roach spray? Pesticide? Mosquito spray? Weed killer? - I'll never know) - all I know is that we wish people would stop spraying. These poor bees relied on that food source, and look what it did to them. (JD)

baby bee about to hatch

Isn't she the CUTEST!!!! Managed to capture this darling little baby bee just as she was about to hatch. We watched her hatch and then immediately put her into her hive. (JD)


We are so lucky to have a generous local resident donate his garden to us - it is one of our main Bee Sanctuaries right here in Fort Lauderdale.  He has grown to love them and can often be seen wandering around his garden, checking on them, with a big, happy smile on his face.  THANK YOU PETE!

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