Category Archives: Misc

CoolEatz – Flea Cafe Serving Fresh Comb Honey

About two weeks ago I taught the CoolEatz/Flea Cafe staff and friends how to harvest honey from their two hives that I helped set up last year. About 30 pounds of honey was harvested using the crush and strain method … Continue reading

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Rain Is On The Way – Cover Your Hives

A good storm is blowing in and it could drop as much as five inches of rain from what I heard on the radio forecast this morning. Please cover your hive to keep the rain off of the hive body.

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Bee Removal – Oops, Paper Wasps

Went for a bee removal this afternoon but it ended up to be a paper wasp nest. I can’t believe how early in the season the paper wasps and yellow jackets are building up this year. Beekeepers, we might need … Continue reading

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Mann Lake Queen Catcher – HUGE Price Reduction

I was browsing through Mann Lake’s latest print catalog the other day and noticed that the Queen Catcher HD-100 is priced at $3.50. I thought it was a print error or I was seeing things. So tonight I checked online … Continue reading

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The Goats And The Bees

This wonderfully warm (actually hot, 77F) afternoon I had the pleasure on helping a new beekeeper do quick inspections on the three hives she adopted from me in 2011. While I was there I got a nice treat as one … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Day But Get Ready For A Cold Front

It’s HOT out there today with temps peaking at 70.1F today in Los Altos. I came home early to prep a hive for pick up tonight and wow, all the bees are happy with a lot of activity. But after … Continue reading

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Apocephalus borealis – Collecting Samples

This Apocephalus borealis, parasitic flies study recently released has caused a storm throughout the beekeeping world. Currently there are a lot of questions regarding these flies turning honey bees into zombies and little to no answers. I know a few … Continue reading

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Deadly parasite turns Bay Area honeybees into zombie slaves

In the Mercury News today… “Deadly parasite turns Bay Area honeybees into zombie slaves” San Francisco biologists have made a macabre discovery that might help explain the mysterious crash of honeybee populations: parasites that turn bees into zombies. Infected bees … Continue reading

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Pure Beeswax Candles by Lea

About a month ago Lea of Mountain View contacted me regarding getting some bees for her yard. We met on-site to check out the large backyard for potential hive locations, and she also wanted some pure beeswax to make some … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

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