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Bees Relocated With Two Queen Cells – Los Altos Bee Removal

Chris called me last week regarding some bees entering from the side of the chimney. I went for a site check and located the bees, which were behind the chimney. Good thing we were able to go from the inside … Continue reading

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Cupertino Bee Swarm Removal – Spray and Shake

Saturday was so hot and after the last cutout we were supposed to call it quits for the rest of the day. But while we were headed back home a call came in for a swarm in Cupertino. It was … Continue reading

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Bees vs Mites – Battle Lost

Activity at the Berkeley hive was near zero today when the other hives were thriving like it was Spring. This colony was started this year from a huge swarm rescued in Menlo Park. They grew exponentially into five mediums, and … Continue reading

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Queen Excluder – Remove Now

I do not use Queen Excluders but I know some of you do. If you have not done so already be sure to remove those queen excluders as one of your Winter prep items. You wouldn’t want the queen to … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive – SJ 15th Hive Moves to Sonoma

Early this week I received a call from Zofia of Sonoma saying that she and her boyfriend have been interested in beekeeping and wanted to start a hive this year. Bee packages aren’t available at this time of the year … Continue reading

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We Got the Queen!

We inspected three hives this evening during dinner time and one of them was the one we just hived yesterday from Redwood City, the cutout, blog post prior to this one. We found the queen and she’s a beauty, very … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Bee Relocation – External Honey Bee Colony

After inspecting the Mountain View and Hayward Hives on Saturday my dad and I went to check out the feral bee hives in Palo Alto (see the blog before this). One was an external colony that have been there for … Continue reading

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The Queen is Flirting With Me

While we were doing our first day inspection of the Cowper Hive we had a little time to spare to just quickly peek into the Wine Barrel Hive to see how they are doing. The outer most frame with some … Continue reading

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The Queen, Eggs, And Larvae

Inspected the Hayward Overhill Hive and Wine Barrel Hive on Sunday (8/15/2010). First the Hayward Overhill Hive, nothing much is going on there. The girls have to fly further now to forage since it’s closer to the hills. Once winter … Continue reading

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Hayward Overhill – Cutout details and photos (June 29, 2010)

All right, another successful cutout though my dad did get stung twice, one after we cleaned up and one while setting the hive in its new location in Los Altos. We arrived around 1:30PM and didn’t finish until 8:30PM. That … Continue reading

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