Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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Mountain View Hive With Drones

The Mountain View colony remains active and I noticed the first drone running around the entrance today. I’ve seen ones being kicked out in the last month but this guy was welcomed. All the returning foragers were checking him out … Continue reading

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San Jose Bee Swarm Removal

Last year I missed a few honey bee swarms in San Jose. I received the calls but then I was either too busy to head out immediately or I was out of town. So by the time I was able … Continue reading

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Sacramento Bees Swarm

I was just reading the forums on Beesource.com and a Sacramento Beekeeper said he had four swarms move into his empty nucs and hives just today. It’s only mid-January but then we are having some nice temperatures right now, that’s … Continue reading

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Mountain View and Hayward Hives

Called my dad just now and the Mountain View hive has a ton of bees foraging and doing orientation flights. Yesterday was warm enough so he cracked the top of the Hayward hive and did see a small cluster inside. … Continue reading

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