PNW Resources

There’s lots of support out there for you

Nathan Rausch (me!)
Eastside Natural Bee Removal
(425) 306 5679
Honey bee rescue and non-poison wasp & hornet nest removals in SE Seattle and SE King County.  (Renton, Kennydale, Newcastle, Issaquah, Skyway, Tukwila, and portions of Seattle, Kent, SeaTac, Burien, Covington, Maple Valley, Bellevue, & Sammamish)

Dan the Bee Man:
(206) 289-0392
Dan provides the Seattle metro area with bee removal services

Jerry the Bee Guy:
Marvin Johnson owns the business, and is based near Green Lake in Seattle, but serves all of the metro area.

Keith Glatzer
Locationed in Edmonds, and serves Seattle, Lynnwood, Shoreline, and many other cities of King and Snohomish counties

Seattle area apiary suppliers

Ballard Bee Co
Ballard, WA

The Beez Neez
Snohomish, WA

Trees ‘N Bees
Auburn, WA

Bees in the ‘Burbs
Maple Valley, WA


On-line identification of Wasps & Hornets:
This is by far the best reference I’ve found for identifying the differences between all the different kinds of yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets out there.
Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the northeastern Nearctic region


An excellent 90 page book full of color photos illustrating what goes on inside a beehive:

Ed H. Clark, “Constructive Beekeeping”, Published 1918.  This contains an excellent discussion about moisture in a hive.

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