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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Sometimes things are not going as planned. Our former landlord kicked us out after 5 years. Had to empty our home, the 3 car garage that I was working from,...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Found this article:   http://news.sky.com/story/1106549/dead-bees-25000-found-in-car-park-amid-probe
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today was a job in Simi Valley. Bees arrived yesterday in a free standing stove in someone's backyard.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeWFQI9MrWk
Friday, June 14, 2013
Today one of the jobs was a cutout of a broadband communication box. Bees were going in and out through a hole in side of the box. They recently started (4-6...
Friday, June 14, 2013
http://www.laweekly.com/2013-06-13/news/backwards-beekeepers-honeybees/full/   Proud to be have learned so much from this group of driven individuals.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Elephants, it so happens, are afraid of the bees, and will move away from an area and warn other elephants if they hear bees buzzing nearby.   http://...
Monday, May 6, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/utah-cabin-had-uninvited-guests-60-000-bees-180046644.html
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Abstract As a managed pollinator, the honey bee Apis mellifera is critical to the American agricultural enterprise. Recent colony losses have thus raised...
Saturday, April 27, 2013
When bees outgrow the existing hive they "swarm". They send out scouting bees who will find small openings/cracks into a larger area where the bees...
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A brand new Bee was just named after Sheldons catch phrase  from ‘The Big Bang Theory’   Euglossa bazinga
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As a dog owner, I go the Mission Oaks dog park almost every day. Last week a beehive was discovered in one of the irrigation boxes in the park. I contacted the...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Assembled 21 new deep bee boxes to add to my collection
Friday, April 12, 2013
I dumped a bee swarm into an empty (previously used) kenyan style top bar hive. The previous owner had bees in this Top Bar Hive but moved out of state. The...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Interesting report to watch: first 35 minutes is about honey pollination of the almond fields in northern california. youtube movie
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I am doing several swarm catches per day at the moment. I will soon run out of boxes to put them in :-( Here is one of my "action photos"
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I am a proud member of this community.   Hey, I am even in the movie ;-)     http://growtest.org/2013/04/04/urban-beekeeping-in-los-angeles/
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Yesterday evening picked up 2 hives Added them to a relative new yard. Had a lot of ant problems there, so some hives were lost. Cleaned up the old hive boxes.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Just got this horrible email about bees die off in Montecito (north of our location)   Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association announces:  Massive...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The girls are going crazy On my morning walks these trees/bushes are humming with bee activity Early start of spring ?
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
This sunday I did a nice bike ride from ventura to Ojai (hadn't rode a bike in a decade before last week) During the ride I had a call about removal of...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Today one of the calls/mails through http://www.backwardsbeekeepers.com was from a person in Camarillo about a swarm. The ladies obviously couldn't...
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The home owner called me about bees getting "cranky". He first noticed them about 4 months ago. The fence is about 8' high, i think it's safe...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I removed some bees that found a happy home in a compost bin in Ventura. They just started making some comb on the lid. I persuaded them into "living in a...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
An acqaintance who is building his new home himself called me. Bees had moved into a box of his airduct system. Not a place where the humans wants them to co-...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
By Toshiro Yamada, Kazuko Yamada and Naoki Wada, Jpn. J. Clin. Ecol. (Vol.21 No.1 2012) Abstract  Recently it has become a serious problem that honeybees...
Monday, October 8, 2012
A French bee colony has been eating M&M candy waste which has made their honey blue and green -- here's one of those honeycombs     Source...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Pictures say it all ....   On a roof, 85F+ , wearing a suit, angry bees. Oh and a beekeeper with fear of heights
Monday, August 27, 2012
While talking to someone on the phone, the person mentioned he couldn't have any honey because of his diabetes. I googled for that combination and found...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Authorities last night raided a Queens home where a man was storing 3 million bees, which he kept in 45 hives in his back yard. full article    ...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Oh what an Irony, good thing bees didn't read where next to they were building a hive...
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This marvelous photo originates from this article: http://www.honeybeesuite.com/wax-glands-photo/ The following is copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Monday, August 6, 2012
After doing a cutout last week in Oxnard, I had some capped honey left. I extracted that (crush & strain method). I always clean very thoroughly and any...
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Almost looks like a factory in my garage
Friday, August 3, 2012
My parents always told me as a youngster I was happy as I could play with water and dirt So when I got a call that bees were in a hole in the ground and they...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I have been playing with the idea of expanding more rapidly by bying someones beehives. I went to chino hills because someone at last sunday's backward...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Watch this almost 4 minute movie about a famous survivor who wants to get some honey from a wild hive...   quote: The irony is out of all the...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Got a call yesterday that repairs on a non-working water system on a church in Simi Valley had to be aborted because of a beehive in the box with the...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
We have a new backwardsbeekeeper! Walter in Santa Paula already had set up his garden with several native trees/bushes/flowers and was ready for his first...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I got a call from somebody who said that bees had landed 3 days ago on his lawn. Since the sprinklers go on reguarly, the bees weren't happy with that. I...