Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cupertino Krzich Hive Battled the Cold

Well, it didn’t snow here on Friday and Saturday night but we did wake up to white frost covering everything. I’ve built a roof above the Cupertino Krzich colony and also put an empty super above the top cover to … Continue reading

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Chance of Snow in the San Francisco Bay Area (Sea level)

Forecast update. There’s a 50-50 chance of SNOW in the San Francisco Bay Area for Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are supposed to reach below freezing and if it rains it will snow at sea level. The storm of course is … Continue reading

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Crazy Weather for the Bees

November and December we had some of the worse California weather in years for the bees. Freezing nights plus much of the month of December being wet. Then in January and part of February we had Spring and Summer like … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines

Happy Valentines! Bee cake my sister bought from a second harvest fundraiser today.

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California Bloom Dates

All beekeepers should know their bloom dates. Here’s a list found on NASA’s database on the forage, nectar and pollen, for the honey bees in Northern to Southern California. (Actually it came from Ayers and Harman, Chapter 11 (Bee Forage … Continue reading

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Manzanita Bloom Season

Manzanita is one of the major nectar sources in our area and this shrub begins to bloom in January. I have noticed them in full bloom for weeks now and looks strong. The end of the Manzanita bloom for our … Continue reading

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Hayward Hive Update

Just a quick update on the Hayward Bee Hive. We took the cover off this afternoon to check on the bees. The daytime temp today reached 68F and the bees were active inside and out. They were definitely not clustered … Continue reading

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