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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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November Weather – Cold and Wet

Last year November and December were the two months that took a toll on many hives throughout the Bay Area with much continuous rain and frost. This year the start of November isn’t looking any better with rains forecasted for … Continue reading

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Queen Excluder – Remove Now

I do not use Queen Excluders but I know some of you do. If you have not done so already be sure to remove those queen excluders as one of your Winter prep items. You wouldn’t want the queen to … Continue reading

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