Monthly Archives: May 2011

Exuberance of Spring

The hive we call Hive 2, swarmed and the bees settled in a branch of a pomegranate tree that hangs in our yard.  We called the friends who lost the possibility of collecting a swarm when the newspaper trick worked, … Continue reading

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2011 Velocette Spring Opener: Grapes of Wrasse*

(A fishy tale: *wrasse are a diverse family of marine fish.  They are typically small fish and efficient carnivores.) It was a dark and stormy morning as the usual and unusual suspects gathered at Rancho Veloce, in the Napa hills.  … Continue reading

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Combining Bee Swarms – the Newspaper Trick

Okay so I go away briefly – just overnight and look at what happens.  We got a call from a friend, Lee, who said he had an unwanted swarm of bees in a tree. Never slow to answer the call … Continue reading

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2011 BSA OCNC Clubmans Show and Swap Meet

In Northern California, the third Saturday of March is dedicated to a ritual more dependable than ground hog day.  On this day, rain or shine, devotees of British motorcycles gather at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for the Clubman’s All-British … Continue reading

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