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Harvested 85 Pounds Of Honey

Last Sunday we went into our two Mountain View hives to harvest the unused honey we left for them over Winter. These two hives we usually leave alone and don’t disturb it unless it’s harvesting time. One hive is four … Continue reading

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Bees vs Mites – Battle Lost

Activity at the Berkeley hive was near zero today when the other hives were thriving like it was Spring. This colony was started this year from a huge swarm rescued in Menlo Park. They grew exponentially into five mediums, and … Continue reading

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Trouble at the Hive Part 2 – Colony Disappeared

Here’s the following from the blog post below where we saw chewed up wax pieces at the entrance of the hive. This afternoon it warmed up well into the high 60s or low 70s so we had a chance to … Continue reading

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First Year Beekeeping – Second Honey Harvest

Here’s an update from Pete of Morgan Hill. This is his family’s first year in beekeeping with only one hive. He adopted a single medium hive from me in April 2011 and had their first honey harvest in August. Now … Continue reading

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Liquid Gold – Honey Harvest from Pete

Pete of Morgan Hill sends an update on the Cervantes3 hive he adopted on April 24. Pete and his family had their very first honey harvest this past Saturday, August 13, 2011, that’s almost 4 months from adopting the one … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Bee Hive – Rockerfeller Hive Adopted

Ariel from N. Oakland came by tonight to pick up his bees. Ariel is a new beekeeper but have been reading and taking a few hands on courses on beekeeping. He adopted the Rockerfeller hive with about 4 frames of … Continue reading

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Wine Barrel Hive Packing in Honey

During last weekend’s inspection, 10/10/10, we saw something that we liked and not like. First the good news. This colony is getting stronger and the weight of the hive is increasing fast. The girls are harvesting a lot of nectar … Continue reading

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