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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

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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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Los Altos Bee Swarm

Caught a swarm today in Los Altos about 15 feet up. Clipped off the branch, shook the bees into a medium box, and caught the queen.

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Bees are swarming. Palo Alto swarm capture

Thanks to Margaret for calling us today, we captured our first 2017 swarm in Palo Alto. Sunny and 60 degrees today. The swarm came from a feral hive only a few feet away. We have caught swarms from this hive … Continue reading

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Drones are here. Swarms soon

Two of my healthy hives are producing drones. That means swarms are here or near especially with the weather warning to high 60s to 70s by this weekend. 

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Japan has just invented Robo-bees that can legitimately pollinate the earth

Video:┬ámaster.m3u8 In an example of life imitating art, scientists have come up with a technology straight out of an episode of Black Mirror: Bee-like pollinating drones. A team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in … Continue reading

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