Tag Archives: Swarm

Palo Alto Swarm Hived

A hive I maintain in Palo Altos swarmed. The huge swarm landed on a branch about 20 feet from the hive. It was easy to hive but extremely hard to find the queen since there were so many bees. Eventually … Continue reading

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I’m Back and Saving Bees

I have returned from my “bees-ness” trip to Shanghai. Worked from home today until I had to rest my mind. What better way to do so than going out to save some bees.   A new swarm of bees moved … Continue reading

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Swarms, Weather, Bloom

2014 did not start off so well. We are going into a drought and my neighbor said the bees are draining his pool (it was a joke! But he did notice more bees getting a drink). The warm weather has … Continue reading

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Downtown Los Altos – Bumble – Tiny Queenless Swarm

The owner of Bumble in downtown Los Altos called regarding a swarm near the roof. The bees have been there for a day and never flew away and because Bumble was just about 15 feet away with parents and young … Continue reading

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Los Altos Golf and Country Club Bee Removal

Last Sunday we did a bee removal at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, which was only a few minutes from my place. Grace called after consulting with Art Hall who was busy removing bees in San Carlos, had … Continue reading

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Drone Brood

Did a complete inspection today of a booming hive of three mediums. The bees drew out half of a medium in two weeks and filled every cell with nectar! The flow is on! We went through all the frames and … Continue reading

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Drones… I See Drone

Harvested honey from a couple of hives today and noticed two hives already have drones! Swarm season is near!

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Starting A New Hive – Get Ready!

Today I received a call from a commercial beekeeper in Modesto. He’s looking to expand his number of hives as almond pollination season is just a month or so away. If you are thinking of starting your first hive in … Continue reading

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Swarm Of Bees Relocated Near Los Altos High School

We received a late evening call for a swarm removal in Los Altos as we were headed to dinner at my sister’s place. We were close so we stopped by to check them out, went for a quick bite, and … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Relocating Beehive, 1+ Years

Received an email from Kate late in the week requesting for help in removing some honeybees that are living in her attic, and like many that we’ve relocated this year, they are entering through the vent holes. So Saturday my … Continue reading

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