Tag Archives: Honey Bees

Palo Alto Swarm Hived

A hive I maintain in Palo Altos swarmed. The huge swarm landed on a branch about 20 feet from the hive. It was easy to hive but extremely hard to find the queen since there were so many bees. Eventually … Continue reading

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Fumigated Bees Survive – Mountain View Bee Removal

A rental house was recently tented for fumigation of termites and other insects including a large colony of honeybees that was trapped in with screening. (I’m kind of surprised the fumigation didn’t kill the bees! If it didn’t kill the … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Hive – New Beekeepers Taking Bees To Lake County

Kim contacted me saying that she and Thomas recently took a beekeeping lesson and was so ready to get their first hive, and was wondering if I had what they wanted. I checked on my 20+ hives and yup, I … Continue reading

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Another High Up Bee Swarm Removal – Menlo Park

The bee swarms seem to be landing in higher places this year or something. Tulin called today and her hive is swarming again. This time the swarm landed even higher than the last and further inside the tree. Good thing … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Bee Removal – Swarm Moves Into Deadout

Last Fall we came and set up a swarm trap as there were scouts checking out the eave of the roof in this Palo Alto home but came up empty handed and all bee activity went to zero. Well, looks … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Technology

Beatriz wasn’t sure what type of bees were under her patio umbrella so thanks to technology she texted and sent me this photo. Jack: it’s a honeybee

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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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