Tag Archives: Hives

2017 First Bee Hive Inspection

This weekend the weather was so nice that my dad and I decided to pop the cover off of a few hives for a peek of what’s going on inside. We didn’t go any further as nights are still in … Continue reading

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Swarm Traps Continue To Lure Bee Swarms

I’m really glad that a local golf and country club is doing their part in protecting our local honeybees. They have several oak trees that have active hives in the hollows and they are willing to just let them be. … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Bee Removal And Making A New Beekeeper

After the Stanford bee rescued we went to our next appointment not too far away. This one is in Palo Alto. Cory actually contacted me while I was in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. There are bees in the soffit area … Continue reading

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Los Altos Swarm – Too Late

Art Hall, a buddy bee remover and member of the Santa Clara Bee Guild phoned me this afternoon asking if I wanted to go pick up a swarm in Los Altos since it’s so close to me. I was only … Continue reading

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Deer Hollow Farm Hives Update

It has been a while since we last checked on the bee hives at Deer Hollow Farm. The last time was in November 2012 and we did see activity over Thanksgiving. This will be our first time inspecting the hives … 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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Father and Daughter Team Up – Adopt A Hive

Every year I help new beekeepers get started with their first hives and I love doing so especially when it brings family members together. Today Bryan and Georgia came over to take home their very first bee hive. Georgia is … Continue reading

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New Beekeeper Christina and Her First Hive – Adopt A Bee Hive

Christina from San Jose this weekend ventured into the world of beekeeping by adopting a healthy growing single medium hive. The colony has a good population and when we opened up the hive we can see that the bees are … Continue reading

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Drawing New Comb

Inspected a few hives yesterday. Some of the really active hives have been drawing new comb and bringing in lots of pollen and nectar. Going to keep an eye on these hives as they could quickly draw out a super … Continue reading

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Time To Check The Hives

I’m in Hong Kong right now but looks like this week will be warm again. It’s time to inspect the hives and add a box if needed or remove some honey from the larger hives if you left a super … Continue reading

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