Tag Archives: Mountain View

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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Beekeeping’s A Family Matter – Taking Home Their First Hive – Adopt A Hive

While I was on my business trip to China in January Mark contacted me saying that him and his family would like to get started in beekeeping and want to know where to start. While I was thousands of miles … Continue reading

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Large External Bee Hive Relocated In Mountain View – 25 ft up!

10/28/2012: It was months ago when I first heard of a large external honeybee colony high up in the tree in Mountain View. Andrea emailed me because she was concerned that the mosquito fogging would have killed off this hive. … Continue reading

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Update On The Deer Hollow Farm Hives

It has been a while since I’ve provided an update on the two hives installed at Deer Hollow Farm. The last time we were there inspecting, the first hive we brought over has a new queen and brood though population … Continue reading

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Putting Bees In A Top Bar Hive – Adopt A Hive

Jennifer first contacted me about a month or so ago regarding assisting her on capturing a swarm from her friend’s yard to put in her top bar hive but then that swarm flew off a few hours after she called … Continue reading

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Lost The Queen TWICE! Bee Removal in Mountain View

On Wednesday Karen called and said there were bees in her mailbox slot so I went for a site check. The bees were entering through the mail slot and up the wall. The thermal image clearly shows where they are … Continue reading

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April Swarm Removed, Now May Cutout – Site Check

Remember Lindsay and Kate, just this April they got to see a queen bee perhaps for the first time in their young lives. For some reason the honeybees just love their place this year. Karen called me the other day … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – Montrose Hive Going Home

This weekend two established colonies went to its new home. First is the Montrose hive that we rescued from one of the storms. They are thriving like crazy right now, bringing in a lot of nectar and pollen. And the … Continue reading

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Hiving a Swarm and Finding the Queen

My parent’s neighbor Camille was there with us yesterday as we hived the swarm that landed in her apple tree. She took out her Canon DSLR plus two lenses and her tripod and captured these wonderful photographs and video of … Continue reading

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Los Altos Swarm Removal – A Tough One

Received a swarm call last night after I put the kids to bed. It was just a few miles away in Los Altos so I thought I’d give it a go. Drove to Mountain View to pick up my dad … Continue reading

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