Tag Archives: Bee Hives

Swarm Moves Into An Occupied Hive

I’ve read and seen online about a swarm moving into an already occupied weak hive but never thought I would witness one myself. On Monday I was preparing lunch for the kids and looked out the window into the backyard … Continue reading

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Gentle Honey Bees Relocated In Los Altos

Friday afternoon received a call from Frank of Los Altos regarding a colony of bees that have been living in his house. They are entering from the eve of the roof but because it’s where two roof meet he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Small Swarm, Large Queen – Los Altos Bee Swarm Removal

This afternoon we received a call from Caroline of Los Alto regarding a swarm of bees in her front yard. The bees clustered on a hedge and are about two feet from ground level. So my dad and I headed … Continue reading

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Bee Hive In Garbage Can – Sunnyvale Bee Relocation

We will go out of our way to rescue bees. We’ve taken out a hair dryer to dry wet bees, we’ve climbed trees to get swarms, relocated back breaking wine barrels full of bees, and last night we brought home … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – SoCal Colony Going Home

Two new colonies were adopted this morning and going to its permanent home. First is Marius. His one hive dwindled but still have some bees and queen. He took home the SoCal swarm from a feral hive in Palo Alto … Continue reading

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CoolEatz Hives – Honey Harvest and Hive Update

After delivering and teaching beekeeping 101 to Julia this morning in Los Altos, we head over to Palo Alto to meet the CoolEatz crew and friends to open up the two hives that we set up for them last year. … Continue reading

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Weather Is Warming

What a crazy Winter. Weeks of freezing conditions and now forecast for the next few days is supposed to be in the high 60s to even low 70s! Warm weather, little to no rain thus far, could that mean a … Continue reading

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Lost Three Hives

The month of December continues to be freezing cold and it really hurts the colonies that are low in population or weak from whatever reason. We have been watching a few of our strong hives these past few months and … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of Bee Hives – Air Temp 38 F

It’s so cold outside I didn’t even want to go out to take these thermal images of the bee hives. It’s currently 38F air temp with a dew point of about 34 F tonight. It’s crazy cold and the bees … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of Bee Hives During Winter

It has been cold at night and waking up to white frost on the surface. I thought I have a little fun with my toy,¬†Fluke Thermal Imager, to see where the majority of the heat is located in a bee … Continue reading

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