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  1. #1
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    Default Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Hey, I'm new to beekeeping this year, just got my first swarm on Monday. The bees are so much fun to watch.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Hi Pete,
    & welcome from Concord, CA
    Dan

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Hi Pete,

    Welcome from the coast.

    Cheers
    Stefan

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Welcome Pete!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Hey Pete, Welcome to the forum. Ask away and you will get some doozies of answers.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Suburban San Jose - Land of Milk and Honey for bees.

  7. #7
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    Cupertino, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    I'm right next door in Cupertino. Got 3 swarms into 3 hives this spring. The biggest one developed a queen problem, went into supercedure mode, spun off two swarms, one of which I put in hive 4. Hopefully the new queens have been laid and are laying.

  8. #8
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    Silicon Valley, CA
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    "The bees are so much fun to watch."

    But oh so much harder to manage.

    Just another neighbor and member of the bee guild -- Fuzzy

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    South Bay Flow

    Chamise and broom are in full bloom
    the poison oak is over
    the toyon and star thistle wait
    to tempt the buzzing rover

  10. #10
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    San Jose, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Thanks everybody! Michael was that poetry? nice....

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Gosh, it was poetic....

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    That was probably a swarm from one of odfrank's hives.

    Welcome Pete !!!
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

  13. #13
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    That was probably a swarm from one of odfrank's hives.
    My bees never swarm!

  14. #14
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    "South Bay Flow"

    And in the next 10 days the privits will all bloom and if you don't have around 2 boxes of space you'll be chasing your bees down the street as they swarm.

    "My bees never swarm", Pinocchio never lies, and Odfrank doesn't have more than 2 hives in his yard.

  15. #15
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    El Sobrante, California, USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Hi, neighbor!

    ...just hammered 5 more boxes together the other day; thanks for the 'heads up' on the flow...

    How long will our flow last here in the SF Bay Area[on average]? These are my first hives; up here in the East Bay, just past Richmond. I'm trying to get a sense of our 'cycle', here in Northern CA.

  16. #16
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    Default Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    My flow ends by mid July. However, 10 miles up the road, a hive puts on 100lbs between July and the end of Oct. So, I really can't help with your microclimate and urban setting.

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