Tag Archives: Nectar Flow

Citrus Blooming Soon

The nectar flow right now is pretty strong and soon it’ll get even better as citrus will start to bloom. The bees are building up like crazy and with our recent rains should prolong some of the blooms. Just wanted … Continue reading

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Nectar Flow Is On

Just a note, the nectar flow is pretty strong right now. All the healthy hives that we inspected today have been drawing new comb and lots of it. It was so gorgeous outside today hitting a high of 71F and … Continue reading

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Time To Add Supers/Another Box

It looks like I’ll be doing a few inspections this week through the weekend. Wednesday being the warmest day as of current forecast, 67F. I’ll be checking on the strongest hives first to ensure they have enough room as I’m … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – WBayshore Hive Moves to Aptos

Lairy from Aptos drove in from the coastside this evening to adopt the WBayshore hive. This young established nuc sized hive has a strong laying queen, brood of all stages, capped and uncapped honey, pollen, and about 4 to 5 … Continue reading

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Great Honey Year

It has been a great year for honey on the Peninsula with strong hives producing a good load of honey as our nectar flow was strong this season. Last weekend we harvested a third time from the Mountain View hive, … Continue reading

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Why Have My Bees Suddenly Turned Aggressive

Some of you might wonder why your bees have suddenly become aggressive. When you started the hive this year the bees were calm, nice, and you can practically open up the hive without a veil. Now you get near and … Continue reading

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Citrus Bloom in California Happening Now

I was working some swarms yesterday in two orange trees and noticed they are blooming! Here comes our citrus nectar flow, one of the main nectar sources for our honeybees in California. With this year’s rain we should have a … Continue reading

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