Tag Archives: Beekeeping

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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Manor Hive Adopted – Alexander Valley Vineyards

February is just around the corner. Temperatures are warming up to the 60’s creating a big buzz around the hives with the bees bringing in nectar and much pollen, the start of building up the colony for the flow. Not … Continue reading

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Starting A New Hive – Get Ready!

Today I received a call from a commercial beekeeper in Modesto. He’s looking to expand his number of hives as almond pollination season is just a month or so away. If you are thinking of starting your first hive in … Continue reading

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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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