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Rod’s First Beehive Inspection – Adopt A Hive

Rod of Los Altos adopted the Fernando colony back in April and between our very busy schedules we finally had the opportunity to meet up and complete Rod’s first inspection together. Upon arriving I noticed that Rod’s family has planted … Continue reading

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Swarm Trap Hive Inspection

Last week we broght home the swarm trap but never had time to go in to see what was really inside the hive. Yesterday we had a chance after installing a swarm in my yard and we were surprised after … Continue reading

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Beehive Inspection – MV Colony

All of the recent caught swarms, even the small after swarms, have been drawing comb and expanding quickly thanks to our great nectar flow happening now. Soon this MV colony will fill a single medium. Brood of all stages. Above … Continue reading

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Beehive Inspection – Blackstone Colony

We had a little time inbetween our meetings today to inspect a few of our new hives from swarms. First the Blackstone colony hived a couple of weeks back in San Jose. This colony grew exponentially filling one medium in … Continue reading

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Beekeeping 101 In Los Altos

As stated in my other blog posts I love to teach especially about beekeeping. This afternoon I made my way just a couple of miles away to Tom’s place in Los Altos for the third beekeeping 101 lesson of the … Continue reading

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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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Time For An Inspetion

If you haven’t had a chance to peek into the hive lately here’s your chance to assess how your bees are going. Today through Friday we are supposed to have Summer-like conditions, temperatures around 70’s. Take a look and see … Continue reading

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