Update from the hive

Hey folks,
Many of you know that I’m a hobby bee keeper. It’s a simple and very rewarding hobby. The bees do all the work! Whenever I am working with the bees it’s a closeness to nature that is rejuvenating and inspiring.
Many of you may know about the rapid decline of honeybees but may not know of the potential impact it can have on our economy and quality of life. Below is [ … Read More ]

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 of some remodeling we were doing on the property but I know have one hive on the property and it will probably eventually build to [ … Read More ]

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 and give a little presentation. One of his neighbors heard that he kept bees so they asked him if he would like to come to their school [ … Read More ]

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 out of it and invite friends to help. This year we had about 9 people working a day and a half. The L.A. Times did a [ … Read More ]

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 house. The last pull yielded 478 pounds of pure honey and was only done in July. There are a lot of drones, so it looks as though [ … Read More ]

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 getting enormous, and I knew a few were about to swarm. About 3 months ago, the #3 hive near our bedroom had a huge swarm and the bees [ … Read More ]