Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sunnyvale Church Honey Bee Rescue

Saturday we had another successful bee rescue about two stories up in a soffit of a Sunnyvale church. We arrived at 8 AM so that we can get a head start before it heated up today (forecasted to be 84F) … Continue reading

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ElsieC Hive Update – Home Sweet Home

Renee of Watsonville sends us a photo update on the ElsieC hive that their family adopted last night. The first picture is the duct tape-screen removal after they got home. The picture below is from this morning. They added a … Continue reading

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Adopt A Bee Hive – Falcon and Lincoln Hives Off to Marin

Monique drove all the way down this evening from Marin to adopt two hives. The first is the Lincoln hive. This colony was hived as a swarm and have been thriving. The medium they are housed in now are completely … Continue reading

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Adopt A Bee Hive – ElsieC Colony Going to a Huge Home in Watsonville

Tonight the ElsieC colony was adopted. Susan and the ladies, Renee, Kendall, and Caroline drove all the way up from Watsonville to pick up the hive. The ElsieC colony was hived as a swarm and like its sister hives, Elsie … Continue reading

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Too Late to Start a Hive?

A lot of people believe it is too late to start beekeeping at this time of the year. So is it really too late to start a bee hive? Yes, it is too late if you start with a package … Continue reading

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Adopt A Bee Hive – Three Booming Colonies Going to New Homes

This even three single medium hives that already need another brood chamber added to them will be adopted right after dark. We have a new beekeeper coming down from Marin to pick up two and another beekeeper from Watsonville to … Continue reading

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Bee Removal – Sunnyvale Church – Site Check

Friday I worked from home and during breaks I did various bee things. I met with James of Woodside, a new beekeeper without any hives yet, this morning and he will adopt a hive that’s two mediums tall. Aside from … Continue reading

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Bee Removal Mountain View – Same External Location

Another successful bee rescue Friday night in Mountain View. Paul, who called about an external colony back in April where we removed it and the hive was recently adopted by CoolEatz, called again last week about another colony that made … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of… SKUNKS!

We have at least one pair of skunks that roam our neighborhood and sometimes, or perhaps most nights, they come to or through my yard looking for food sources. Some beekeepers have had skunks tear into their bee hives but … Continue reading

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Los Altos Hills Oak Tree Bee Removal

Here’s the second oak tree bee removal we did on Sunday in Los Altos Hills. Again, I would have preferred the long route of a trapout to save more bees but Dawn and Andrew has young kids that run around … Continue reading

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