Monthly Archives: January 2011

Krzich Hive Update

The Krzich Colony was rescued last Thursday so just wanted to provide a quick update. Friday was a busy day at work so didn’t have time to inspect. Then weather turned wet over the weekend. What we need to do … Continue reading

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Los Altos Hills Bee Removal – Site Check

Received a call from a Los Altos Hills homeowner a couple of weeks ago regarding a honey bee colony living in their multi-million dollar custom home. This house was nicely design with many quality and unique features. So last week … Continue reading

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Salinas Bee Removal

Winter is not the ideal time for honey bee removals if you care to rescue the colony and relocate them safely. But the last two weeks of warm 70’s weather in January really turned on the activity levels for the … Continue reading

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Cupertino Krzich Bee Colony Rescued

Today was supposed to be a nice day reaching to a high of 70F here in Cupertino, California. So we scheduled a bee removal in Cupertino, where the colony made home in a sprinkler control valve cover. I was told … Continue reading

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Bees Working Almond Blooms

Took the kids to the park this afternoon and noticed that the almond trees are blooming. It’s only a few houses away from the Mountain View hive and noticed bees working the flowers.

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Sunnyvale Bee Removal – Motel 6

Received a call this afternoon from Motel 6 in Sunnyvale about some bees somewhere. I had some time this afternoon and stopped by on my way home. The honey bee colony made their home either under the roof tiles(the maintenance … Continue reading

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Cupertino Bee Removal – Bees in a Sprinkler Valve Box

I received an email the other day regarding a colony of honey bees in need of a rescue. They are living in a sprinkler valve control box that previously housed another colony that absconded about two years ago. I went … Continue reading

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Mustard Field of Flowers

Spring came early this year?!? Just drove by Los Altos library and saw a field of blooming mustard flowers. Usually I notice them around March or April, it’s only January.

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Plentiful Food Source and Soon Fruit Trees Bloom

In California the Winter months does not mean that the bees have no forage. Actually there are plenty right now. As long as the bees can get out, meaning warm weather and no rain, they can work the plants or … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Honey Bee Extinction [infographic]

Stuart, the homeowner who I rescued the Cowper colonies from in 2010, sent this to me today. It’s by infographic, a pretty cool website that deliver news and information graphically. On January 12, 2011 they posted an infographic on The … Continue reading

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