Monthly Archives: September 2010

Yellow Jackets – Not Bees

Received a call on Monday saying there is a colony of honey bees building combs externally between the fence and some jasmine vines. I was not able to make it out there until today. I didn’t find any honey bees … Continue reading

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Queen Laying

During the weekend (9/25) inspection when we opened up the Sunshine Hive, we disturbed the Queen while she was in the middle of laying an egg. When we pulled up the frame she was on, she had her abdomen well … Continue reading

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Los Altos Hills Bee Rescue – Additional Photos

Thanks Audrey of Los Altos Hills for dropping off a CD with photos from the bee rescue at her house on 9/18. I try to take photos when I can during the bee removal but it’s hard when I’m high … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Life Cycle

Type Egg Larvae Cell capped Pupa Average Developmental Period Queen up to Day 3 up to Day 8½ Day 7½ Day 8 until emergence 16 days Worker up to Day 3 up to Day 9 Day 9 Day 10 until … Continue reading

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Capped Brood Cells From the New Queen – Cowper Hive

Saturday 9/25/2010 – One week ago we found eggs and very young larvae from the new queen whom was mated just a short time ago. Now the Cowper Hive has capped brood worker cells, ready to emerge in a few … Continue reading

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Queen Found! Los Altos Hills Almaden Hive

Thursday 9/23/2010 – Today we opened up the combined hive of Waverley and Almaden to do a quick inspection to check if there are any eggs or larvae the workers can use to create an emergency queen. But guess what … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Waverley Queen

Sad news today. I got a call from my dad this morning said he caught a queen in the yard but wasn’t sure which hive it came out of. She landed infront of the Mountain View Hive and the bees … Continue reading

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