Monthly Archives: October 2011

Queen Excluder – Remove Now

I do not use Queen Excluders but I know some of you do. If you have not done so already be sure to remove those queen excluders as one of your Winter prep items. You wouldn’t want the queen to … Continue reading

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Los Altos Bee Removal – Bee Hive in Tree

Today was our scheduled bee removal in Los Altos of a honey bee colony living in a hollow of a tree. The entrance is small, only about 3 inches in diameter and we do not know how large the hollow … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – SJ 15th Hive Moves to Sonoma

Early this week I received a call from Zofia of Sonoma saying that she and her boyfriend have been interested in beekeeping and wanted to start a hive this year. Bee packages aren’t available at this time of the year … Continue reading

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Bee Removal from Tree in Los Altos

Boyd from Los Altos emailed me the other day after reading the article in the Los Altos Town Crier about my services and said he has some bees living in a hollow of his oak tree located in his front … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus Blooming

Compared to last year some of the Fall blooms started early this year. I’ve noticed most of the ivy bloom is already over when last year it started about this time. And now on my way to work everyday I … Continue reading

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Mountain View Bee Removal – Tiny Colony

We did a late season removal today in Mountain View. Normally this late in the season we don’t like doing removals because it really stresses the bees and harder for them to rebuild. But because the roof was being replaced … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – San Carlos Tamarack Hive Prepared for a Combine

Friday I drove up to Los Altos Hills to visit a beekeeper who has a hive that went queenless. The hive looks strong with good entrance activity. So the San Carlos Tamarack colony will be great to not only boost … Continue reading

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First Year Beekeeping – Second Honey Harvest

Here’s an update from Pete of Morgan Hill. This is his family’s first year in beekeeping with only one hive. He adopted a single medium hive from me in April 2011 and had their first honey harvest in August. Now … Continue reading

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Strong Bee Activity

The weather has been super nice lately and the bees are working hard, speeding in and out of the hive to forage when the temperatures are still warm as the days are now getting shorter and the night temps are … Continue reading

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CoolEatz Hives Update – No Honey Harvest

We met up with only Jesse this morning at her place to harvest honey on the two hives. Got all the honey harvesting equipment out but then I looked at the hives’ entrance activity. The used to be strong hive … Continue reading

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