Monthly Archives: March 2012

Los Altos Bee Removal – Finally Found Them

Steve, a general contractor, called me on Friday saying that his client has a bee issue at their house and need the bees rescued before they complete the remodeling. Since I was so close I got in contact with Mollie … Continue reading

Posted in Bee Removal, Cutout, Honey Bees, Los Altos | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Bee Swarm Conditions

Thursday and Friday were perfect bee swarm conditions and the phone¬†calls that I’m receiving pretty much confirms it. Today I received a few calls that I couldn’t get to so I passed on the swarm madness to a few buddy … Continue reading

Posted in Honey Bees, Swarms | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Beehive Inspection – MV Colony

All of the recent caught swarms, even the small after swarms, have been drawing comb and expanding quickly thanks to our great nectar flow happening now. Soon this MV colony will fill a single medium. Brood of all stages. Above … Continue reading

Posted in Honey Bees, Swarms | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beehive Inspection – Blackstone Colony

We had a little time inbetween our meetings today to inspect a few of our new hives from swarms. First the Blackstone colony hived a couple of weeks back in San Jose. This colony grew exponentially filling one medium in … Continue reading

Posted in Honey Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Swarm With Two Queens

A week ago one of the large colonies at my parent’s place swarmed. A swarm cluster about 5¬† pounds of bees landed 30+ feet up and we couldn’t get to them since they were deep inside branches and leaves. We … Continue reading

Posted in Bee Removal, Honey Bees, Mountain View, Swarms | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Swarms In Two Days – Los Altos Bee Swarm Removal

Jane and Kean called me on Tuesday about a swarm that clustered on their tree since Friday and suffered through some rain when we had that light steady rain all day. The swarm of bees took some beating but very … Continue reading

Posted in Bee Removal, Honey Bees, Los Altos, Swarms | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Citrus Blooming Soon

The nectar flow right now is pretty strong and soon it’ll get even better as citrus will start to bloom. The bees are building up like crazy and with our recent rains should prolong some of the blooms. Just wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Honey, Honey Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bee Swarm Bait Hive – Huge Swarm Moved In

Every year at my sister’s place I catch a few swarms. Last year we caught three though one moved into the backyard deck because the bait hive we had there at the time was kind of small. We did a … Continue reading

Posted in Bee Removal, Cutout, Honey Bees, Los Altos, Swarms | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Checking Out The Baby Goats and Bees

Last Sunday I brought my kids to visit a local second year beekeeper to check out her bees and seven baby goats. There are three hives on this location. Two are extremely active. I think the hive on the far … Continue reading

Posted in Honey Bees | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adopt A Hive – Bees At Home On An Ant Proof Hive Stand

This morning Matt adopted a swarm that we hived just last week in San Jose. This swarm was a good sized one and when we released the queen two days after we hived them they have already built a good … Continue reading

Posted in Adopt A Hive, Honey Bees, Swarms | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments