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Monday, November 24, 2014
Honey Bees know the world is round and can calculate angles. It turns out, scientists have figured out how to interpret a Honey Bee’s dance; a Honey Bees...
Monday, November 24, 2014
A slew of factors—its acidity, its lack of water and the presence of hydrogen peroxide—work in perfect harmony, allowing the sticky treat to last...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
1152 bees travel 112,000 miles visit 4.5 million flowers
Thursday, September 11, 2014
List of 30 flowers that bees feed of:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Ontario Superior Court on behalf of all Canadian Beekeepers. The claim is seeking over $400 Million in damages...
Friday, September 5, 2014
The photo's say all there is to say (I think) 2 movies with sound!   Ask/leave a comment if...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Quick Questions explains how some bees can transform flower nectar into the liquid gold that you use to sweeten your tea.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Honey is something of an oddity, in that, unlike most foods, it doesn’t spoil over time. In fact, the oldest known sample of honey, found in an Ancient...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Insect venoms are complicated. Really complicated. You could be forgiven for thinking that it must be a relatively simple company of chemicals that makes up...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This is the yard I am going to inspect today    
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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:
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today was a job in Simi Valley. Bees arrived yesterday in a free standing stove in someone's backyard.
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   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
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 ;-)
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 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