Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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Why Have My Bees Suddenly Turned Aggressive

Some of you might wonder why your bees have suddenly become aggressive. When you started the hive this year the bees were calm, nice, and you can practically open up the hive without a veil. Now you get near and … Continue reading

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