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 while it was set up outside waiting for his package bees to arrive. While his package bees didn’t last too long these feral bees lasted him 15 years! Of course it wasn’t the original queen but through swarming and getting new queens from them, keeping similar genetics, they thrived for years. Now he’s keen to start over with yet again feral colonies. So the other night Jeremy swung by and picked up a young established swarm that has brood, honey, pollen, and all.
Thanks for adopting our local bees. Hope these bees will treat you as your first colony did!