Monthly Archives: October 2010

Los Altos Hills Bees Flew Away

This past week or so we’ve noticed low activity of bees entering and exiting the Los Altos Hills Hive so yesterday we opened it up and found that there were only about a dozen bees remaining in there. Picture below … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus Bloom is ON

There’s a load of eucalyptus trees nearby and everyday I drive by I take a look at them to see if they have bloomed yet. This flow is an important one for our bees here in the San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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Los Altos Sunshine Colony Update

Quick update on the Sunshine Colony. They have only been hived for a tad over one month and they are still recovering from the removal. We did save all the combs and bees, with very little dead bees but still, … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Cowper Hive – Slow Growth

On 10/10/10 we inspected the Cowper hive. We rescued a good amount of bees from this removal but it was two colonies and remember they balled and killed the foreign queen. So for about a month the colony was queenless … Continue reading

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Wine Barrel Hive Packing in Honey

During last weekend’s inspection, 10/10/10, we saw something that we liked and not like. First the good news. This colony is getting stronger and the weight of the hive is increasing fast. The girls are harvesting a lot of nectar … Continue reading

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Bees Working Salvia and Ivy Flowers

In the past month of so I’ve noticed some of the mature ivy flower, dropping tons of pollen on the ground. It’s said that during parts of the day these flowers produce a good amount of nectar as well. In … Continue reading

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Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in Honey Bees

Recently there has been a lot of news about the honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder, CCD. The mysterious deaths of billions of honeybees since 2006 that have harmed the U.S. agricultural industry may be caused by a common fungus and … Continue reading

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