Tag Archives: beehives

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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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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September Is Here – Time For Fall and Winter Preparations

It’s already September and today we received a few drops of rain for a forecasted 20% chance of thunderstorms. It’s that time of the year and we must start preparing our hives for the cold and wet season. End of … Continue reading

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Cupertino Bee Removal – Chimney Bees

After some research and having other bee removers come out to take a look at the bee situation, Jennifer of Cupertino called us to find and relocate a bee colony living on her second story entering between the chimney and … 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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Swarm Of Bees In Mailbox – Mountain View Bee Removal

Doing a little catching up as this swarm rescue happened mid last week. Received a call from Rich who lives in a multi-plex in Mountain View and said a swarm of bees landed on the mailbox and it’s about the … Continue reading

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Transferring Bees From Langstroth to Top Bar Hive – Adopt A Hive

One day I received a call from a gentlemen who wanted to get an established hive for his top bar hive. The cell phone reception was horrible and we ended the conversation with saying something about him sending me an … Continue reading

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Bees Relocated With Two Queen Cells – Los Altos Bee Removal

Chris called me last week regarding some bees entering from the side of the chimney. I went for a site check and located the bees, which were behind the chimney. Good thing we were able to go from the inside … Continue reading

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Deer Hollow Farm – Honey Harvest

Since relocating two hives to Deer Hollow Farm we had our first honey harvest from the larger of the two hives. The nectar flow does not seem to be as good in the hills but we still had excess honey … 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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