Monthly Archives: January 2012

Palo Alto Removing Bees In Tree

Received a call from Maria last week regarding removing some bees in a tree in front of the house. I suggested to leave them there if it does not get in anyone’s way. When I went for a site check … Continue reading

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2012 Bee Rescues Begin – Menlo Park – Chimney Bees

Received a call from Megan yesterday regarding some bee activity near her chimney. She noticed some bees last year and smoked them, then they seemed to have disappeared but then recently reappeared. So I went for a site check this … Continue reading

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Almonds Blooming

Noticed yesterday that the early blooming almond trees have flowered! Also the plums, peach, and pears are about to bloom as well but I never really see many bees on them.

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Time To Add Supers/Another Box

It looks like I’ll be doing a few inspections this week through the weekend. Wednesday being the warmest day as of current forecast, 67F. I’ll be checking on the strongest hives first to ensure they have enough room as I’m … Continue reading

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False Spring – High Bee Activity

Have you been outside this afternoon yet? It’s gorgeous out there and temps might reach near 70s today and also tomorrow. The bees are VERY active. The hive activity appears to be of early Spring. But watch out, next week’s … Continue reading

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Parasitic Phorid Fly Samples Collected

Went out to collect some bees crawling around the ground infront of the hives today. I was surprised that I didn’t find many at all, less than a dozen, but in the Fall I saw a lot more. Could have … Continue reading

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Almonds Almost Budding

The early blooming variety of Almonds already show signs of flower buds. About a couple of weeks we can see them blooming already. If it rains it could be a disaster! A side note, all my hives the bees are … Continue reading

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