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2019 March Madness of Bee Swarms

Finally the rain has stopped, days are longer, and temperatures warmed up. The bees were waiting for this perfect weather this week to start swarming. Many hives have swarmed. Keep an eye out and call me if you need a … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Bee Swarm

This small swarm actually resided in the recycle bin and even built a small comb. But was dumped into the recycling truck. Luckily they all flew out and landed on the yard recycle bin, even the queen made it out … Continue reading

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Hammock Bee Swarm

Thanks Victoria for calling us to save this after swarm in Los Altos.

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Bee Tour – School Fundraiser

The Bee Tours are a hit! Each year I donate a Bee Tour plus fresh honey to my children’s elementary school WATSA fundraiser. The Bee Tour consists of an introduction to beekeeping for up to three brave souls, an opportunity … Continue reading

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Bee Talk at School

Last week I gave a Bee Talk at my son’s second grade class. (Did the same when my older son was in second grade as well, same wonderful teacher.) I came up with a list of questions and facts to … Continue reading

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Ant Proofing Your Hives

In some areas ants are a big problem and can easily cause a large hive to abscond once the flood of ants take over. There are many different ant proofing solutions on the internet but this design proves to be … Continue reading

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Bee Swarms Everywhere

Bees are swarming everywhere with this warm weather. Too bad I’m missing all the action at home. Will be back in town this week! Here is a pic from Amy of Los Altos. 

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The Chores of Beekeeping – Cleaning out dead hives

Beekeeping is definitely a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby but there are chores that must be done every spring. This winter was definitely one of the worse for my hives, losing about 65% of my hives, many still with over … Continue reading


Adopted Bees in Los Altos Hills

Los Altos Hills family adopted two healthy hives and today I stopped by for a beekeeping 101 lesson. Here is Gabriel holding a frame full of honey. 

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Bee Swarm March Madness is Here

Bee swarm March madness is here. Got another swarm in Los Altos today. Thanks Matt for calling us to save our local honey bees!

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