Monthly Archives: July 2010

In Las Vegas this Week

Blogging from the sin city. I’m here in Las Vegas covering the ICAST fishing tackle show that happens annually. This is my other passion, fishing. You can check out some show articles here on TackleTour http://www.tackletour.com/index.html

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Wine Barrel Hive – Saw the Queen

My dad just loves to watch the bees. He can sit near the hive for hours watching the bee activity, seeing what they are bringing back and he also notes how they are landing as some seem clumsy since they … Continue reading

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Mountain View Hive Pics

Here are some pictures from the 7/6/2010 hive inspection. With the irrigation control valve cover still in place it’s harder to inspect but I can see brood and eggs from an angle. I’ll be removing the cover after they complete … Continue reading

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Orange Oil Did Not Work on Ants

So a couple of days ago I sprayed Orange oil by Orange Guard on the legs of the Hayward Overhill Hive stand as ants were going into the hive. Because the hive was weak I wanted to make sure the … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Lincoln Bee Removal Site Check 7/7/2010

The other day I received an email from a very experienced beekeeper/bee remover named Lothar who’s a long time member of the Santa Clara Bee Guild, San Mateo Bee Guild, and a few others. He has been doing cutouts and … Continue reading

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Hayward Overhill Hive Inspection – 7/6/2010

Received a call from my brother in law on Tuesday saying that there are ants walking on the hive and that he sees little amount of bees. He might have seen the bee activity near dark which is minimal because … Continue reading

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Mountain View Hive Inspection – 7/6/2010

It has been a little over one month now since we hived this colony. My dad and I inspected the Mountain View hive yesterday afternoon. The hive is a little slower than we thought  at building combs perhaps they don’t … Continue reading

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