Monthly Archives: August 2010

Palo Alto Swarm or Abscoded Bees from Cowper?

Got a swarm call this morning with bees hanging around the bottom of the porch, trying to get into a hole. I was told over the phone that half of the bees are dead and I asked if it was … Continue reading

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Queenless Hive – Palo Alto Cowper Hive Update

Well, one week after we removed the two colonies from Palo Alto, where we combined both colonies (Upper and Lower), with the majority of bees from Lower and the Queen from Upper, the Lower colony rejected the Upper Queen. Last … Continue reading

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Los Altos Covington Colony – Site Check 8/27/2010

There are many fabulous homes in Los Altos but situated inbetween these multi-million dollar homes are one built decades ago and the first owners have been living in for ages. That’s until they decide it was time to move into … Continue reading

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Wax Moths and Larvae

A few days ago we removed the telescoping cover of the Mountain View Hive during the heat wave and my dad noticed a few larvae crawling around on the side of the inner cover. That was a bad sign as … Continue reading

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Girls Fanning In The Heat

Monday through Wednesday we had a heat wave with temperatures ranging from 98 to 104 F. It was HOT! At least we had AC inside the house but the girls had to do it their way. A group of bees … Continue reading

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Bee Swarm in Los Altos (Updated)

It must be that time of the year again or something because lately I’ve been receiving a lot of phone calls and emails about rescuing bees. Last night Chad of Los Altos emailed me asking if I can rescue a … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus Tree Colony Update

The colony that’s living in the Eucalyptus tree in Los Altos Hills cannot be saved. I’m disappointed that I cannot rescue this colony as it would involve too much effort, and at the end I don’t think the queen, brood, … Continue reading

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