Monthly Archives: April 2012

Swarm In A Top Bar Hive

Today we release the queen from the queen catcher into the top bar hive nuc. They have already built three pure white combs about the size of my hands. Swarms can build up so fast it’s amazing. No feeding required. … Continue reading

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Earth Day Bee Rescue In Mountain View

Sunday was Earth Day and we did our part by saving a swarm of bees in Mountain View. The neighborhood has a lot of children so it was great, I was able to answer some questions regarding our gentle honeybees … Continue reading

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Mountain View Bee Swarm Rescued Sunday Morning

Received an emailĀ from Elkova on Saturday regarding a bee swarm that landed in their front yard. She told me that the neighbors wanted to get an exterminator to come out to kill the bees because they feared for their three … Continue reading

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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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