Monthly Archives: May 2014

Palo Alto 1896 Historic Home – Bees Relocated

We did a bee removal from a 1896 historic home in Palo Alto last Saturday. It wasn’t actually on the main home but a cottage in the back. A swarm moved in about a week ago and made home in … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Los Altos Beekeeper Seeking Feral Bees

Jeremy, a Los Altos beekeeper who had a hive for over a decade, seeks to replace the bees that didn’t survive this last Winter with new feral bees. His original hive was a swarm that moved into his empty boxes … Continue reading

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Mountain View – Two New Colonies in Attic – Both Possibly With Infertile Queen

Sunday we relocated two colonies in Mountain View. The swarms moved in about 1.5 weeks ago and both built their homes in the attic space about 10 feet away from each other. They were probably new queens from the same colony … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Wine Barrel Bees Update – Sunnyvale Beekeeping

At the end of April we transferred a colony of bees from a wine barrel into a hive box and made a new beekeeper in the process. Friday afternoon I met up with Rob of Sunnyvale to give him a … Continue reading

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Electric Meter Swarm Lure in Los Altos :)

Well, here we are again. This is the third swarm that moved into this electric meter box in Los Altos. The homeowners call me when they see bee activity and I go and rescue them. 🙂 But this time they … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Daughter & Mom Beekeeping Team – TBH

Sunday Sandra and her family came down to adopt a bee colony for their new Mann Lake Top Bar Hive. Sandra and her 10 year old daughter Mabel will be teaming up to start their new beekeeping ventures, and top … Continue reading

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Black Compost Bins – Heat & Bees Don’t Mix Well – Los Altos Bee Rescue

Last Tuesday I stopped by to check out some bees in a compost bin in Los Altos. The swarm moved in about a week ago and looking through the hole they appear to have built like three to four combs … Continue reading

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