Category Archives: Honey Bees

2017 First Bee Hive Inspection

This weekend the weather was so nice that my dad and I decided to pop the cover off of a few hives for a peek of what’s going on inside. We didn’t go any further as nights are still in … Continue reading

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Pleasanton Bee Removal

Last Sunday my Dad and I drove all the way to Pleasanton to relocate a bee colony that built their hive in the attic of a second story home. They entered through the vent holes and had a nice space … Continue reading

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New Pleasanton Beekeeper Takes Home New Hive

Emeline and her parents came down from Pleasanton to pick up their new hive. This hive started as a small swarm and now they are booming. Seven solid frames of brood and a lot more bees than a medium box … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Swarm Hived

A hive I maintain in Palo Altos swarmed. The huge swarm landed on a branch about 20 feet from the hive. It was easy to hive but extremely hard to find the queen since there were so many bees. Eventually … Continue reading

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Huge Bee Swarm From Off-Site Los Altos Hive

One of my offsite hives located in Los Altos swarmed. This was obviously the primary swarm with the original queen and she was large and didn’t go too far, splattered all over the wall about 10 feet from the hive.

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Los Altos Bee Removal – Rescuing Small Bee Swarm

Saturday after the kids basketball and baseball games, Dad and I were about to get start on our hive maintenance when we received a call from a Los Altos residence about a honey bee swarm that just landed in a … Continue reading

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Queen Cells!

Sunday went into a hive for a quick inspection and honey harvest and noticed queen cells already! One more queen and I will be able to split the hive. Look out for swarms coming soon!

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