Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stanford Bee Removal 20 Feet Up

It was late Summer of 2012 when Marvina first contacted me regarding a bee colony living at the eave of her three story home in Stanford. We went for a site check and suggested that since it’s so high and … Continue reading

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Drone Brood

Did a complete inspection today of a booming hive of three mediums. The bees drew out half of a medium in two weeks and filled every cell with nectar! The flow is on! We went through all the frames and … Continue reading

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Fewer Healthy Bees Threaten World’s Supply of Almonds

Article on toledoblade.com regarding shortage of honey bees for pollination this year. Some key highlights: Not enough bees covering a frame indicates an unhealthy hive — and fewer working bees to pollinate the almond bloom, which starts next week across … Continue reading

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Beekeeping’s A Family Matter – Taking Home Their First Hive – Adopt A Hive

While I was on my business trip to China in January Mark contacted me saying that him and his family would like to get started in beekeeping and want to know where to start. While I was thousands of miles … Continue reading

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Father and Daughter Team Up – Adopt A Hive

Every year I help new beekeepers get started with their first hives and I love doing so especially when it brings family members together. Today Bryan and Georgia came over to take home their very first bee hive. Georgia is … Continue reading

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Oak Tree Bees In Los Altos

John called yesterday regarding a hive in a large oak tree and wanted to see what are the options on saving the bees before the diseased oak tree is cut down. I went by for a site check today. The … Continue reading

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Drones… I See Drone

Harvested honey from a couple of hives today and noticed two hives already have drones! Swarm season is near!

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