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Flowering of the buckeye

Flowering of the buckeye

The tree's blossoms are poisonous to honey bees. (DANGER FOR BEES) Blooming buckeye in Contra Costa County California: May 5, 2024 May 10, 2023 May 15, 2022 May 20, 2021 Why are Buckeyes not edible for honey bees? Buckeyes, which refer to the seeds from trees of the...

What to do at my beehive in May in Bay Area California?

What to do at my beehive in May in Bay Area California?

In the Bay Area, May is a crucial time for beekeeping due to the moderate climate and abundant floral resources. Here are some key tasks and considerations for managing your beehive during this month: Swarm Prevention and Management: May is peak swarm season....

What is the difference between Carniolan and Italian queen?

What is the difference between Carniolan and Italian queen?

The Carniolan and Italian queens refer to different subspecies of honey bees, known for their distinct traits and characteristics. Here's a breakdown of the differences: Origin: Carniolan bees (Apis mellifera carnica) originate from the Balkan region, particularly...

Helping a nuc grow and produce honey the first year

Helping a nuc grow and produce honey the first year

Helping a new honeybee nucleus colony (or "nuc") grow and successfully produce honey in its first year involves careful management and attention to the specific needs of the colony. Here's a general guideline to help you through the process: 1. Starting with a Strong...

What to do at my beehive in April in Bay Area California?

What to do at my beehive in April in Bay Area California?

Caring for your beehive in April in the Bay Area, California, involves several key activities to ensure the health and productivity of your colony as it enters a crucial period of growth and activity. Here are some general guidelines and tasks to consider: Inspection...

Beekeeping clubs in the Bay Area California

Beekeeping clubs in the Bay Area California

Here is a non-exhaustive list of beekeeping clubs in the Bay Area: The Alameda County Beekeepers Association San Francisco Beekeepers Association Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association Bay Area Beekeeping Resources Beekeepers' Guild of San Mateo County Take a Beekeeping...

How do you trap varroa mites with a frame of drone?

How do you trap varroa mites with a frame of drone?

Trapping Varroa mites using a drone frame is a strategic method utilized by beekeepers to control the population of Varroa destructor mites within a honey bee colony. Varroa mites are ectoparasites that feed on the bodily fluids of honey bees, severely impacting their...

Flowering of the Cherry tree

Flowering of the Cherry tree

Additional information: Overall rating for honeydew: 2/5 Nectar: 2/3 Pollen: 2/3 Color: White/Beige Blooming Cherry tree in Contra Costa County California: March 10, 2024 February 25, 2023 February 18, 2022 I'm proud to help pollinate Brentwood's cherry trees with my...

Flowering of the Plum tree

Flowering of the Plum tree

Additional information: Overall rating for honeydew: 2/5 Nectar: 2/3 Pollen: 2/3 Color: White/Beige Blooming Plum tree in Contra Costa County California: March 3, 2024 February 25, 2023 February 10, 2022 February 3, 2021 I'm proud to help pollinate Brentwood's plum...

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