Tag Archives: Pollen

Almonds Blooming

Watch out! The almonds in Mountain View are now in full bloom. My bees in that location are working it hard. And if you have not checked yet, by the end of the week we are seeing some upper 60’s … 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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California Native Plants Visited (and probably pollinated) by Honey Bees

Alder – Alnus spp. Antelope brush – Purshia tridentata (Pursch.) DC. Arrow-weed – Pluchea sericea (Nutt.) Cov. Asters – Aster spp. Azalea – Rhododendron spp. Barberry – Berberis spp. Beardtongue – Penstemon spp. Blackbrush – Coleogyne ramosissma Torr. Black sage … 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 the  World Health Organization, the … Continue reading

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Bee Communication: The Waggle Dance

I was browsing through the web last night and found this pretty cool youtube video on the Waggle Dance that the honey bees do to communicate. The video does a pretty neat experiment explaining the dance and what it translates … Continue reading

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Los Altos Sunshine Hive Update with Video of the Queen

Well, I’m currently in Hong Kong and it’s Saturday here. Have a little time before heading out for lunch so I thought I do a little catching up on the hive updates. The Los Altos Sunshine colony is still small … Continue reading

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Los Altos Sunshine Colony Update

Quick update on the Sunshine Colony. They have only been hived for a tad over one month and they are still recovering from the removal. We did save all the combs and bees, with very little dead bees but still, … Continue reading

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Bees Working Salvia and Ivy Flowers

In the past month of so I’ve noticed some of the mature ivy flower, dropping tons of pollen on the ground. It’s said that during parts of the day these flowers produce a good amount of nectar as well. In … Continue reading

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Eggs and Larvae for the Waverley Family – 9/10/2010

The Waverley Family grow in numbers as today we saw the first drawn comb double in size from our last inspection and they now have eggs and larvae, pretty good size larvae too! The larvae sure grows fast because this … Continue reading

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