November 27, 2013


Hey folks, although It’s been quite sometime since I have given a hive update, we still have our darling little ladies buzzing around the property and collecting pollen and nectar. There was a spell there for about 4 years back in mid 2000 or so that we sent the hives away for a while because [...]


Harvest 2011


The following are from our 2011 harvest where we reaped about 512 lbs of honey. This harvest was for the last 3 years. We made bottles that had almonds in them and some with walnuts, and some with both. The majority of the honey was wild flower and Eucalyptus.  


October 1, 2003


October 01, 2003 Although there has not been many additions to Steve’s bees for a while. Steve Still tends to them every month. As a matter of fact, it’s just about time for a honey harvest and this will be the largest pull ever. Every now and then Steve will go to his kids school [...]


December 11, 2002


My sweet little golden darlings are busy again. In Southern California, bees can forage for nectar through the winter due to the blossoming of Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus honey is usually darker than wild flower, clover or lavender honey, but just as sweet. In July, we harvested about 12 gallons of honey. We make a gathering [...]


March 3, 2002


Hi folks, Had dinner with Brian Eno last night and checked bees today. Because this is a bee entry I don’t want to get into how fascinating Eno is because I could go on and on… There are 5 colonies on our property at this time, plus one in Hollywood and 2 at our friend’s [...]


July 21, 2001


July 21, 2001 2:00am Hi folks, It’s Friday night at 2am and I’m in my bunk on the tour bus, and we just played a killer gig in Atlanta, Georgia. I know it’s been a long time since I wrote about the bees, but there has been a lot going on. The hives have been [...]


April 30, 1999


Hi folks, It’s your favorite beekeeper again. Today was a beautiful day for honey extraction. I’ve been pulling surplus honey off of the hives for about five weeks now, and it was finally time to download the golden stuff into bottles. My friend Marty Schwartz came by and Marty, my mom and I had a [...]


Beekeeper Action Shots – March 1999:


A hive has appeared in a tree behind the Mothership studio, so while fearless neighbor Ruby looks on, Steve has to get the bees down and into a proper hive. Photos by Rich Pike, except the last one by Rina Bucollo (after Rich got stung and decided he was leaving).  


July 10, 1998


So many people have been asking how my bees are doing. Well, they’re jammin’ in a big way. I think when I left off here, we had 4 hives. We still have 4, but there has been major bee action around here since then. Let me backtrack a bit… You know that Simon and Dave [...]


April 11, 1998


I’m occasionally asked if I have a hobby. It’s hard to say because as my interests change, so do the toys. I am usually totally absorbed in music too but you’re gonna love this, and this is true. I’ve always loved bees. When I was young (6-8 years old) I was head of the “Bee [...]