Monthly Archives: January 2013

Time To Check The Hives

I’m in Hong Kong right now but looks like this week will be warm again. It’s time to inspect the hives and add a box if needed or remove some honey from the larger hives if you left a super … Continue reading

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Manor Hive Adopted – Alexander Valley Vineyards

February is just around the corner. Temperatures are warming up to the 60’s creating a big buzz around the hives with the bees bringing in nectar and much pollen, the start of building up the colony for the flow. Not … Continue reading

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Warm Days, Cold Nights

Nights have been freezing waking up to much frost covering almost everything lately. But good thing the day time warms up enough for the bees to get out. Today it is going into the low 60’s and much activity. Forecast … Continue reading

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Bee Removal From Tree – Got the Queen

Did our first bee removal of 2013 this past weekend from a tree trunk. It had to be removed now because some tree work needs to be done. It appeared to be a small colony in a small cavity at … Continue reading

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Starting A New Hive – Get Ready!

Today I received a call from a commercial beekeeper in Modesto. He’s looking to expand his number of hives as almond pollination season is just a month or so away. If you are thinking of starting your first hive in … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of Hives (Outside air temp 34.3 F)

Wow, it’s cold outside. I walked out to the backyard and it was only 34.3 degrees F. As I walked over the lawn I can hear the frozen grass and each step made a crunching sound. Here are thermal images … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Gonna be a week + of freezing nights for us.

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