Monthly Archives: July 2010

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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Hayward Overhill Hive – Photos

Here are two photos from yesterday. I totally forgot to take pics when we opened up the hive. It would have been interesting too as you see tons of bees all linked together and building foundation onto the foundationless frames. … Continue reading

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Hayward Overhill Hive – Day 2 in Los Altos

Second day at its new location, it was time to release the queen from her cage that has been hung from a frame in the Hayward Overhill Hive. Dad and I arrived in Los Altos, got into our suits and … Continue reading

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