Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mountain View Bee Swarm – Missed Opportunity

I’ve been way too busy to chase swarms lately but a nearby opportunity came up today thanks to a local Arborist who loves to save honey bees so I thought I would check it out. It was a swarm of … Continue reading

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Mountain View Bee Hive Update 4/15/2011

The weather was gorgeous today and this afternoon we opened up the supers to check to see how full they are. The hive now consists of 3 brood medium boxes and 2 honey supers. The most top super is still … Continue reading

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Queenless Hives

A nice afternoon allowed us to check the hives again today. Our focus today were on the queenless hives and the weaker hives, and seeing if they are the right candidates for a combine. The worker bees really surrounded this … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Cervantes-2 Hive Almost Ready

Rescued hives need a good home and I’m glad so many of you emailed me interested in adopting a bee hive. Last weekend my dad and I went through the hives and the Cervantes-2 colony is almost ready. One more … Continue reading

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Cupertino Krzich Hive – Thought Queenless, Swarm Cells, and a Virgin Queen

4/10/2011 – We inspected the Cupertino Krzich hive two weekends ago when it threw off a small swarm, which we hives but didn’t catch the queen and it flew off the next day. We opened the hive and didn’t find … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – New Sweet Home For Primerose Hive – Montara, CA

The Palo Alto Primerose Hive now has a sweet home in Montara, California. Christa has always been intrigued with keeping bees and now she’s a new beekeeper who adopted this hive as her first. My dad and I arrived at … Continue reading

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Bee Removal – Not Today

Last week I did a site check in Los Altos of a recent swarm that has made home behind the chimney, entering from the side of the bricks through a huge hole about two bricks wide. Today we went to … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Hive Update from Curtis

Curtis, who adopted the Spuraway Hive which isĀ  now located on a very nice property in Woodside, CA, sends an update on the girls along with photos. “Hi Jack… I did get the hive box on the bottom and I … Continue reading

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Mountain View Bee Removal – Cutout or Swarm? 4/5/2011

While doing site checks in Los Altos this afternoon I received a call from Paul of Mountain View regarding some bees that have made home on the exterior of the apartment complex. They are situated right outside of a vent … Continue reading

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Los Altos Bee Removal – Site Checks 4/5/2011

Did two scheduled site checks today in Los Altos. Both were newly formed colonies from recent swarms. The first was an old Victorian house with two chimneys. Each chimney had honey bees entering from the top somewhere. It was a … Continue reading

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