San Francisco Supervisors to pass bill to protect bees

In the news today… Kron4 –

A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will introduce a resolution Tuesday to protect bees and other pollinators in the city, according to officials from the San Francisco Department of Environment.

“I am proud to be introducing a resolution this week at the Board of Supervisors to designate San Francisco as a Bee City,” Supervisor Katy Tang said in a statement.

“Through this resolution and our ongoing work to convert pavement to front yard gardens in the Sunset District, we are enhancing the livability of our neighborhoods, creating more sustainable habitats, and keeping our bees and other pollinators healthy,” Tang said.

Joining one of the 30 other cities that have been designated “Bee Cities” would mean reducing pesticide use on city properties and restoring natural habitats for endangered pollinator species like the Mission Blue butterfly and the Green Hairstreak butterfly, Department of Environment officials said.

“Healthy bees and butterflies are a sign of healthy neighborhoods, which is why it’s so important that we minimize our use of pesticides and choose plants in our gardens that support the health of pollinators,” Debbie Raphael, Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment, said in a statement.

“We have so much biodiversity in our city and free tools like make it easy for everyone to foster healthy habitats, no matter how much of a green thumb you have,” Raphael said.

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Saving Bee Swarms – Thank You

Received an unexpected thank you card in the mail today for saving a bee swarm at Cheryl’s house. I should say thank YOU for calling us to save our local honey bees! 😃

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San Francisco Bees 

Geof of San Francisco came down to pick up a full colony. He plans to take a few frames of brood from this thriving colony to boost his weaker hive. 

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Bees Going Home to Los Altos Hills, Flow Hive

Chris and family adopted an established colony with a new queen. This young honey bee colony will be joining their other colony currently housed in a flow hive. I’m expecting some true reviews of the Flow Hive soon. 

Flow hive picture Chris sent me. The bees have just moved up onto the Flow Frames. 

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Wine Barrel Bee Hive Relocated

Each year we get a few requests to relocate bee colonies living inside wine barrels. This is perhaps the largest colony so far. The picture below is after a few swarms that it threw off before we had time to open up the barrel to relocate them into boxes. 

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Bees Going Home to San Mateo

Experienced beekeepers Claude and Kelly came down from San Mateo to pick up a booming colony of honeybees. 

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Mountain View Bee Removal

Relocated a small bee colony inside a wall in Mountain View. Quick and easy.

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