Tag Archives: Bee Hives

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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Winter Prep/Inspection Time

Hey everyone, Tomorrow is already October and if you haven’t done your final inspection and Winter prep yet, it’s that time of the year. Remove any excess honey, reduce the honey supers the bees aren’t using, put that roof over … Continue reading

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Los Altos Hills “Bee Home – For Sale” – Bee Removal

Anyone interested in buying a house in Los Altos Hills that attracts swarms every year? 🙂 We have been talking to Michelle on and off since last year. She has a few active hives on the out-coves of her three story … Continue reading

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Chasing Honeybee Swarms

Been chasing swarms lately but a few that we chased came up empty handed. Last weekend we received a call on Saturday for a swarm in Redwood Shores. We arrived and they flew away already. Sunday we got another call … Continue reading

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Beekeeping’s A Family Matter – Taking Home Their First Hive – Adopt A Hive

While I was on my business trip to China in January Mark contacted me saying that him and his family would like to get started in beekeeping and want to know where to start. While I was thousands of miles … Continue reading

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Father and Daughter Team Up – Adopt A Hive

Every year I help new beekeepers get started with their first hives and I love doing so especially when it brings family members together. Today Bryan and Georgia came over to take home their very first bee hive. Georgia is … 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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Rain – First Good Storm?

Rain is here! Will this be our first good storm of the season? I harvested my last excess honey on Saturday and covered all my hives today in prep for the rain.

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CoolEatz Hives Ready For Rain/Frost

Stopped by this afternoon to check out the CoolEatz Hives. They are doing awesome. A lot of activity at the entrance and Jesse had her handymen build a nice and solid roof above the hives. It uses clear corrugated roofing … Continue reading

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