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Adopt-A-Hive – New Bees For A Local Beekeeper

Rich contacted me a while back regarding getting some bees for his empty hives as his bees didn’t make it through Winter. Instead of buying packaged bees he wanted to try out some feral bees as they are more accustomed … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – New Beekeepers Taking Bees To Lake County

Kim contacted me saying that she and Thomas recently took a beekeeping lesson and was so ready to get their first hive, and was wondering if I had what they wanted. I checked on my 20+ hives and yup, I … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – Menlo Park Beekeeper Takes Home A New Hive

Brendan contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to venture into the world of beekeeping and he has found the right place. I mentor over 30 new beekeepers a year and guide them through the entire process from obtaining … Continue reading

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Eighteen Feet Up, Cut Large Branch to Hive A Swarm – Menlo Park Bee Rescue

Received a text message from Tulin, a first year beekeeper this afternoon saying that her hive swarmed. The swarm landed on her tree but it’s about 14 feet up. Ok, 14 feet no problem as we had a 12 feet … Continue reading

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First Swarm & Four Queens Rescued

Master Gardener Drew called this evening regarding a swarm of bees on the fence near their hives. He wasn’t sure if it came from his hives or somewhere else as the neighborhood had other beekeepers and also many feral hives … Continue reading

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Stanford Bee Removal 20 Feet Up

It was late Summer of 2012 when Marvina first contacted me regarding a bee colony living at the eave of her three story home in Stanford. We went for a site check and suggested that since it’s so high and … Continue reading

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Fewer Healthy Bees Threaten World’s Supply of Almonds

Article on toledoblade.com regarding shortage of honey bees for pollination this year. Some key highlights: Not enough bees covering a frame indicates an unhealthy hive — and fewer working bees to pollinate the almond bloom, which starts next week across … Continue reading

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