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Drone Brood

Did a complete inspection today of a booming hive of three mediums. The bees drew out half of a medium in two weeks and filled every cell with nectar! The flow is on! We went through all the frames and … Continue reading

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Drones… I See Drone

Harvested honey from a couple of hives today and noticed two hives already have drones! Swarm season is near!

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Mating Flight Caught On Video

Found this online. Someone in Russia captured a queen mating flight on video! Check it out.

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The Goats And The Bees

This wonderfully warm (actually hot, 77F) afternoon I had the pleasure on helping a new beekeeper do quick inspections on the three hives she adopted from me in 2011. While I was there I got a nice treat as one … Continue reading

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Mountain View Hive – Now Four Mediums High

The Mountain View Hive came from a small swarm and it took them time to build. They went into late Fall and Winter with one full medium and one fairly empty medium below. But because our area always had pollen … Continue reading

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Healthy Hive With Lots of Drones

The Mountain View colony was hived just last June from a small swarm that moved into a sprinkler valve control box. This hive was never fed and never disturbed. The only thing is adding boxes and venting when needed. The … Continue reading

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Plentiful Food Source and Soon Fruit Trees Bloom

In California the Winter months does not mean that the bees have no forage. Actually there are plenty right now. As long as the bees can get out, meaning warm weather and no rain, they can work the plants or … Continue reading

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