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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