Tag Archives: Beekeeping

Adopt A Hive – San Carlos Tamarack Hive Prepared for a Combine

Friday I drove up to Los Altos Hills to visit a beekeeper who has a hive that went queenless. The hive looks strong with good entrance activity. So the San Carlos Tamarack colony will be great to not only boost … Continue reading

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Los Altos Town Crier on Beekeeping

My mission on helping the bee population and educating the public about honeybees and beekeeping have brought several media to my bee yard. Last Thursday Elliott from the Los Altos Town Crier came by to interview my dad and me … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – WBayshore Hive Moves to Aptos

Lairy from Aptos drove in from the coastside this evening to adopt the WBayshore hive. This young established nuc sized hive has a strong laying queen, brood of all stages, capped and uncapped honey, pollen, and about 4 to 5 … Continue reading

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Great Honey Year

It has been a great year for honey on the Peninsula with strong hives producing a good load of honey as our nectar flow was strong this season. Last weekend we harvested a third time from the Mountain View hive, … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Home Sweet Home in Woodside

James of Woodside contacted me after noticing my website mentioned in a beekeeping interview in the Palo Alto Weekly newspaper (print and online versions available). He was interested in beekeeping and since I’m pretty close to him we hooked up, … Continue reading

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Flamingo Hive Gets A Facelift – Soraya’s Hive Design

Saturday Susan came over and adopted the Murre hive. She plans to put the hives back to back and to avoid bees drifting into the wrong hive, she had her 4.5 year old daughter Soraya decorate the hive boxes for … Continue reading

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Adopt A Bee Hive – Los Altos FL-A Adopted

This season I’ve been receiving many emails and calls from people interested in starting beekeeping and adopting one of the hives. I’m always glad to make a new beekeeper and help out in anyway possible. My mentor list has grew … Continue reading

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Adopt A Bee Hive – Sunnyvale Flamingo Adopted

Remember the Sunnyvale swarm that moved into a recycle bin and we came to relocate them. Well, the plan has always been to bring the bees back after the bees reorient to my yard and then bring it back to … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – New Sweet Home For Primerose Hive – Montara, CA

The Palo Alto Primerose Hive now has a sweet home in Montara, California. Christa has always been intrigued with keeping bees and now she’s a new beekeeper who adopted this hive as her first. My dad and I arrived at … Continue reading

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Backwards Beekeepers – Southern California

I’ve just recently discovered (online) a dedicated group of Southern California beekeepers called the Backwards Beekeepers. Here’s their mission: “We’re a group of organic, treatment-free beekeepers in Los Angeles, quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. We’re “Backwards” because we rely on … Continue reading

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