Monthly Archives: September 2011

Adopt A Hive – WBayshore Hive Moves to Aptos

Lairy from Aptos drove in from the coastside this evening to adopt the WBayshore hive. This young established nuc sized hive has a strong laying queen, brood of all stages, capped and uncapped honey, pollen, and about 4 to 5 … Continue reading

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Yellowjacket Trap

Yellowjackets are out in forces at this time of the year and they are a total pest! You will see them picking up dead and live honey bees so kill what you can. You can purchase those yellowjacket traps from … Continue reading

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Pallet Bees Adopted

John from San Francisco drove all the way down to adopt the queen and bees that we rescued last night (blog post below this one). He will be combining them with a strong queenless hive. Thanks John for adopting this … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Bees Relocated from Pallet

Received a call this morning from a gentleman in Sunnyvale. He was working on his rental house and was cleaning out the yard. Lifted a pallet and noticed a bunch of bees coming out when he flipped it over. He … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Adopted Hive Get Two New Neighbors

Back in April 2011 the Cervantes2 Hive was adopted and now booming with a good population housed in three mediums going into Winter, is joined by two more young nuc sized hives. This awesome Palo Alto residence isn’t just in … Continue reading

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Dan Rather Reports on Pesticides and the EPA

Check out the report from Dan Rather on new pesticides and impact to our honey bees. Video is the first 30 min. http://vimeo.com/29419200

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Late Swarms

Came home this afternoon and my in-laws told me that they saw a lot of bees in the air. Usually that means there was a swarm. So I went out to the yard and looked at the usual spots where … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Hives For Fall and Winter

Winter preparation for your bee hives will vary depending on your location. What I’m about to write is how I prepare for my Winter months for my general location in the Silicon Valley. 1) For the cold, frosty, and wet … Continue reading

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Berkeley Bee Removal

We went way out of our area on Sunday to do a bee removal in Berkeley but because we were already in San Francisco to deliver two hives to the W Hotel it was a 18 mile drive across the … Continue reading

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W Hotel Bee Hives – With A Bay Bridge View – Adopt A Hive

Months back I met Roger for the first time and introduced him to my bee yard. Him and Trace’s Executive Chef Paul Piscopo are totally interested in beekeeping and looking for a couple of hives to place on the roof … Continue reading

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