How to install packages of new bees and how to split existing hives before they swarm.
A visit to the UC Davis Laidlaw Bee Lab and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven with our friends from Syngenta.
Bees that live in a hive and produce honey are not native to Coastal California. According to John Muir, in his 1894 book The Mountains of California, it wasn't until 1853 that "The first brown honey-bees brought to California are said to have arrived in San Francisco (when) a bee-keeper by the name of Shelton … Continue reading The history of the honey bee
Here are a couple of oldies but goodies - especially useful for beekeepers just starting out in California. However please be warned that some of the material presented in the publications is dated and you are advised to consult more recent publications regarding current laws, mites and bee disease treatments. "These publications are copyrighted by … Continue reading Historical look at keeping bees in California