Tag Archives: Nectar

Nectar’s Flowing

All the hives are now bringing in nectar and some drawing new comb. But the freezing cold nights and rains aren’t over yet. Driving around you can see some major nectar sources such as rosemary and manzanita.

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Manor Hive Adopted – Alexander Valley Vineyards

February is just around the corner. Temperatures are warming up to the 60’s creating a big buzz around the hives with the bees bringing in nectar and much pollen, the start of building up the colony for the flow. Not … Continue reading

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Treasure Island Bees Working Red Gum Bloom

This past weekend was the 17th San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival on Treasure Island. Took the family there for a few hours of entertainment. While walking towards the event from the parking lot I noticed a lot of Red Gum … Continue reading

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The Goats And The Bees

This wonderfully warm (actually hot, 77F) afternoon I had the pleasure on helping a new beekeeper do quick inspections on the three hives she adopted from me in 2011. While I was there I got a nice treat as one … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Deer Hollow Farm Bedford Hive

This afternoon I took the family for a nice stroll into Deer Hollow Farm. The kids love to see the animals and while I was there I went up for a quick peek at the Bedford hive to see how … Continue reading

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Blooming Weeks Early

Last year the bloom and nectar flow started about a week early but wow, this year the flowers are blooming about 2 to 3 weeks earlier than in 2010. It has also been a dry year so let’s hope for … Continue reading

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Weather Is Warming

What a crazy Winter. Weeks of freezing conditions and now forecast for the next few days is supposed to be in the high 60s to even low 70s! Warm weather, little to no rain thus far, could that mean a … Continue reading

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Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey

A great article online regarding store bought honey by Andrew Schneider. Here are some of the highlights: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins The food safety divisions of theĀ  World Health Organization, the … 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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Cupertino Krzich Queen & Added a Box Underneath

The Cupertino Krzich colony was hived January 27th, 2011 and today was the second time we’ve inspected the hive. The first was just to check to see if the bees made a new emergency queen but we found the queen … Continue reading

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