Monthly Archives: April 2014

Adopt-A-Hive – New Beekeper From Santa Cruz Adopts A Rescued Colony

Lez’s mom Janet bought him a starter beekeeping kit for his birthday and needed bees. It was a deep box so we had to wait for a swarm or a structural removal with the right size comb for me to … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Bees Going to Good Home in East Bay

Jeff from the East Bay bought a hive from me last spring and while they grew fast they absconded in September for unknown reasons. He stopped by on Sunday evening to pick up another hive. This almost full hive is … Continue reading

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Wine Barrel Honey Bees Transferred for New Beekeeper – Sunnyvale Bee Removal

Saturday we made a new beekeeper and transferred the bees from Rob’s wine barrel into a hive set up. The wine barrel is actually really bad for the bees. In all the wine barrels I’ve opened up, there is always … Continue reading

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Huge Bee Swarm 28 Feet High – Los Altos

Doing a little catching up on posting here. Easter Sunday I was driving to Palo Alto to pick up the kids after their egg hunt when I got a call regarding a bee swarm in Los Altos. I was so … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Los Altos Resident With Their New Bees

About three years ago Dick of Los Altos picked up the Los Altos Towncrier and read about Los Altos Honey Bees and what we did for our local areas. He has always wanted to contact me about getting a bee … Continue reading

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Keg With Bees – No Beer, Only Bees

A week and a half ago we picked up a small keg, approximately 5 gallons, in Los Altos with a new colony of bees in it. We brought it home and kept it as-is until we had time to transfer … Continue reading

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Downtown Los Altos Honey Bee Rescue

We did a bee rescue in downtown Los Altos Saturday afternoon. The honey bees made home between a column and it was an easy access since they have only been there for a few months. Here’s a picture of where … Continue reading

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