Category Archives: Honey Bees

Electric Meter Swarm Lure in Los Altos :)

Well, here we are again. This is the third swarm that moved into this electric meter box in Los Altos. The homeowners call me when they see bee activity and I go and rescue them. 🙂 But this time they … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Daughter & Mom Beekeeping Team – TBH

Sunday Sandra and her family came down to adopt a bee colony for their new Mann Lake Top Bar Hive. Sandra and her 10 year old daughter Mabel will be teaming up to start their new beekeeping ventures, and top … Continue reading

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Black Compost Bins – Heat & Bees Don’t Mix Well – Los Altos Bee Rescue

Last Tuesday I stopped by to check out some bees in a compost bin in Los Altos. The swarm moved in about a week ago and looking through the hole they appear to have built like three to four combs … Continue reading

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Hive Maintenances in Los Altos and Palo Alto

Saturday we had two maintenance calls. One in Los Altos and one in Palo Alto. First in Los Altos. This hive swarmed in March when I was on a business trip to China. They are growing but never moved into … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Three Hives Relocated & More Hives Available

Saturday three hives from my place were relocated. First Austin came from Morgan Hill to pick up his second hive. Their first hive was from three and some years ago and is still doing great. Afterwards I delivered two hives in … Continue reading

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Wax Moths – Check Your Bottom Boards

This year I noticed the wax moths are out earlier. If you have a smaller hive please check and clean your bottom board to make sure there aren’t any wax moth larvae crawling around underneath the wax droppings.

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Box.com Scouting Bees – Los Altos

Received a call from Addy around lunch today that there are bees at Box.com in Los Altos. From the description I was very positive that it’s not a swarm moving in but just scout bees looking for their new home … Continue reading

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Symantec Bee Swarm – Mountain View Bee Removal

Last week we received a call from the property management group at Symantec in Mountain View. A swarm landed on a bush in their parking lot and needed to be removed ASAP as some employees there said that they are … Continue reading

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Swarm Split Into Two – Mountain View Bee Removal

Monday morning I received a call from John of Mountain View that he has a swarm on a young tree and have been there since Saturday. Here’s a picture he texted me. I couldn’t get there until late afternoon and … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – New Beekeper From Santa Cruz Adopts A Rescued Colony

Lez’s mom Janet bought him a starter beekeeping kit for his birthday and needed bees. It was a deep box so we had to wait for a swarm or a structural removal with the right size comb for me to … Continue reading

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