Tag Archives: Winter

2017 First Bee Hive Inspection

This weekend the weather was so nice that my dad and I decided to pop the cover off of a few hives for a peek of what’s going on inside. We didn’t go any further as nights are still in … Continue reading

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Warm Days, Cold Nights

Nights have been freezing waking up to much frost covering almost everything lately. But good thing the day time warms up enough for the bees to get out. Today it is going into the low 60’s and much activity. Forecast … 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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Time To Add Supers/Another Box

It looks like I’ll be doing a few inspections this week through the weekend. Wednesday being the warmest day as of current forecast, 67F. I’ll be checking on the strongest hives first to ensure they have enough room as I’m … 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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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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Below Freezing Last Night

Ouch! It hit below freezing last night. 28.9 °F. Even I was cold inside the house with the thermostat turned to 72F. My poor bees! I’m going out tonight to take another thermal snapshot of the colonies tonight. This morning the … Continue reading

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