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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