December 2019 Beekeeper’s Corner

By Jerry Przybylski, local bees preferred Register hives January 1 with the Local County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC). It’s mandatory now. The easiest way is https://beewherecalifornia.com/. Second best is the form on our website. Our so-called winter has arrived. Mostly we will have rainy days, overcast days, some days with temperatures …

October 2019 Beekeeper’s Corner

By Jerry Przybylski, local bees preferred Thanks to all who contributed their Varroa assay data to Mite-A-Thon this month. It’s officially fall, but the summer dearth will last a while longer. Food scarcity will continue until fall flowers and eucalyptus. The ivy honey that bees are bringing in now granulates …

July 2019 Beekeeper’s Corner

By Jerry Przybylski, local bees preferred Boom times for bees in some areas, and past the boom in others. Micro-climates in our county vary from cold-coastal in the gap of the golden gate, to nearly central-valley like temperatures at the east end of the county. We hope the May rains …