Category Archives: Adopt A Hive

Adopt-A-Hive – A Young Colony For an Experienced Beekeeper

Michel who has a single hive wanted to start another so he would have two to compare and help boost one another if necessary. He adopted a young three frame colony that has a new small queen. She’s laying like … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Bees Going To El Granada

Michael swung by and picked up a healthy young colony that we relocated in Los Altos Hills. He will be bringing this hive to El Granada where they don’t get much sun but have forage throughout the year. Two years … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – New Bees For A Local Beekeeper

Rich contacted me a while back regarding getting some bees for his empty hives as his bees didn’t make it through Winter. Instead of buying packaged bees he wanted to try out some feral bees as they are more accustomed … Continue reading

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5+ Year Old Hive Relocating, Homeowners As New Beekeepers – Menlo Park

Did a site check the other day after receiving a call from Sara of Menlo Park. They recently bought a house and is currently remodeling it. The neighbor told them that the hive have been there for over 5 years … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – New Beekeepers Taking Bees To Lake County

Kim contacted me saying that she and Thomas recently took a beekeeping lesson and was so ready to get their first hive, and was wondering if I had what they wanted. I checked on my 20+ hives and yup, I … Continue reading

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Swarm In Los Altos Going To New Beekeepers

April 17th Karla of Los Altos called regarding a swarm of bees that her neighbor informed her about only a foot off the ground in the hedge. It was a decent sized cluster of bees. We shook them into a … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Menlo Park Beekeeper Takes Home A New Hive

Brendan contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to venture into the world of beekeeping and he has found the right place. I mentor over 30 new beekeepers a year and guide them through the entire process from obtaining … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Almanden Valley New Beekeepers and Their New Hive

Cliff dropped off an empty hive a few weeks ago waiting for us to put a swarm in there when we catch one, and lately the bee swarms are just going nuts. After I ensure the bees do not fly … Continue reading

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MVDennis Hive Brings Back Childhood Memories – Menlo Park -Adopt-A-Hive

About a month ago Rachel and Knute contacted me regarding getting a hive for their backyard. When Knute was young, he and his father would work on the hives together, and now being avid gardeners they would like to add … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Johnny Brings Home A Booming Hive

Johnny from Brentwood came down Sunday night to pick up his first bee hive. He ordered all his beekeeping equipment from Mann Lake and is ready to dive right in. 🙂 Johnny brought home a 8 frame colony that has … Continue reading

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