Monthly Archives: April 2012

Adopt A Beehive – New Home With Much New Forage

Saturday morning was perfect for a beehive delivery and a quick beekeeping 101 lesson with Ali and Kat. Drove into the hills and not seeing much for the bees to forage on but when I drove up to their house, … Continue reading

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Cupertino Bee Swarm Removal – Spray and Shake

Saturday was so hot and after the last cutout we were supposed to call it quits for the rest of the day. But while we were headed back home a call came in for a swarm in Cupertino. It was … Continue reading

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Bee Removal In Hot Weather Conditions

Holy cow! It was 92.2F today while we were doing a cutout in Palo Alto. I swear both my dad and I were on the edge of passing out in this heat, plus we were fully suited up, so that … Continue reading

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Bees Bearding In Hot Weather

It sure felt like Summer today with temperatures reaching a high of 88.6 F in the afternoon. The hives that have a high population will beard infront of the hive to keep the colony at the proper temperature.

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Los Altos Bee Removal – Urgent Call

Received a call on Tuesday regarding some bees entering the house and this was an urgent matter because it’s a home office and patients come and go daily. The bees were entering near the front door and some clients weren’t … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Swarms Number 2 and 3

Yesterday Shu called saying that his gardener found two swarms in his backyard. This is the second and third swarm that landed in his backyard. When that happens you know there’s a hive really close, sometimes right next door. When … Continue reading

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Bees In Air Conditioning Unit In Los Altos

With all the recent swarm activity there are some that aren’t caught and eventually they make their way into people’s houses and in this case during a site check, the honeybees moved into either the duct or the AC unit … Continue reading

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Two Swarms In Palo Alto – One Queen

Tuesday night after I put the kids to bed I received a swarm call in the same neighborhood as the previous swarm in Palo Alto. This wasn’t just one swarm but two, both attached to an arbor in the backyard. … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Swarm 15 Feet Up

Doing a little catching up as I’ve been super busy with work and all. Tuesday we were out catching swarms around dinner time (a few flew off already during the daytime). This one is in Palo Alto. A swarm that … Continue reading

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Los Altos Bees – Late Night Site Check

After rescuing a swarm that appears to be queenless in Redwood City, I rushed home to get my thermal imager and headed over to the other side of town to see if I can locate a recent bee swarm that … Continue reading

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