Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bee Removal from Oak Tree – Los Altos

This past weekend we did three bee removals. Saturday was a very easy and successful removal in San Bruno. Sunday was different as we did two bee removals from oak trees. This first one we did in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Liquid Gold – Honey Harvest from Pete

Pete of Morgan Hill sends an update on the Cervantes3 hive he adopted on April 24. Pete and his family had their very first honey harvest this past Saturday, August 13, 2011, that’s almost 4 months from adopting the one … Continue reading

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San Bruno Bee Removal

Today’s bee removal brought us all the way up to San Bruno. Nick, who is a realtor/property manager has a place that he manages with some bees in an enclosed fence wall. He didn’t know what they were but thinks … Continue reading

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Los Altos – Bees in Oak TreeS – Site Checks

This afternoon I went on two site checks. One in Los Altos and the other in Los Altos Hills. And yes, both bees colonies are living in the hollow of an oak tree. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a few … Continue reading

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Oak Tree Bees – Trapout

Went for a site check the other day in Los Altos. The house is being sold and there’s a valley oak tree in the backyard that has a bee colony living in the hollow. This bee rescue mission will be … Continue reading

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Flamingo Hive Gets A Facelift – Soraya’s Hive Design

Saturday Susan came over and adopted the Murre hive. She plans to put the hives back to back and to avoid bees drifting into the wrong hive, she had her 4.5 year old daughter Soraya decorate the hive boxes for … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Bee Hive – Rockerfeller Hive Adopted

Ariel from N. Oakland came by tonight to pick up his bees. Ariel is a new beekeeper but have been reading and taking a few hands on courses on beekeeping. He adopted the Rockerfeller hive with about 4 frames of … Continue reading

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Wax Moth Damage to a Tiny Colony

Here are some pictures of wax moth infestation on a tiny bee colony. When the bee population becomes too low they pretty much cannot defend themselves and pests such as wax moth and small hive beetles can easily take over. … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Bee Hive – Four More Hives Adopted

Mike and Daryl, new beekeepers from Brentwood called on Friday morning and wanted to come adopt four hives that same evening. We scheduled for them to arrive an hour before dark to chat and to prepare the hives before we … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Bee Hive – Murre Hive Ready to Go

The Murre Hive is ready to be adopted. A swarm that was captured on July 24th in Sunnyvale has been doing well. We originally had it in a 8 frame wine case nuc but today transferred them into a full … Continue reading

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