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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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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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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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New Beekeeper Christina and Her First Hive – Adopt A Bee Hive

Christina from San Jose this weekend ventured into the world of beekeeping by adopting a healthy growing single medium hive. The colony has a good population and when we opened up the hive we can see that the bees are … Continue reading

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Langstroth Hive to Top Bar Hive – Adopt A Hive

Lately I’ve been helping TBH beekeepers transfer comb with brood, bees, queen, and all from Langstroth frames to their top bar hives. Like the previous transfer this one was even easier. Jett from Oakland Hills contacted me regarding getting bees … Continue reading

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Wollenberg’s Hive Delivered – Adopt A Beehive

About a month ago the Wollenberg’s came over to transfer the bees into their woodware and for a beekeeping 101 lesson including how to correct crossed combs. We also added another medium onto the hive as they were out of … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – The Danford’s Adopt The Fern Colony

Last Friday Becci emailed me regarding adopting a hive. She’s a second year beekeeper but haven’t had much luck with overwintering her bees last year. She wanted an established FERAL colony instead of “commercial bees” and through a little online … Continue reading

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Terrace Hive Now Queenright And Adopted

June 3rd we did a bee removal in Los Altos (LINK to removal) where the queen could have swarmed as the homeowner noted the activity decrease, so we didn’t get the queen during the relocation. We did bring home with … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Stanford Lathrop Hive Relocating To Nevada City

It has been a few weeks since Slava and Tad contacted me regarding adopting a hive.  So I provided them with a list of equipment to order although Tad seem to already know what he wanted. Tad was very excited … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Queenless Colony Goes Home With A New Queen

A few weeks back on Earth Day we rescued a swarm of bees in Mountain View, hived them into Susan’s TBH but the colony became queenless. The new queen probably went out for a mating flight and didn’t make it … Continue reading

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