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Honey Bee Swarm Capture

In my last post, I wrote about it being the time of year when honeybees swarm. I thought I would add a subject source to my blog posts and that is documenting the work I do in rescuing, capturing, and saving honeybees. Once in a while, you may read about a honey bee swarm that lands somewhere that is not exactly welcome; for example, in someone’s roof eve, hanging off a deck rail, or up in a tree nearby a lot of heavy foot traffic.

I got a call from a concerned customer at the Korean Palace restaurant in San Jose, CA who detailed the plight of a particular swarm of honey bees about twelve feet off the ground that definitely needed rescuing. After securing the restaurant owner’s permission, I packed up my swarm capturing tools and headed on down to the Korean Palace. When I arrived, I met with both the owner and the concerned diner who showed me the location of the swarm. After surveying the situation, I set up my twelve foot ladder and went to work. It took about an hour to capture this hive and attract all the worker bees to the queen bee. I really appreciate the kind telephone call and the cooperation of the restaurant’s owner for helping save the honeybees. I relocated the honeybees to a new home in Almaden Valley where they are thriving, pollinating, and helping maintain a healthy eco-system.

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What’s Ripe? Farm Hours and Update for August 17th-19th

Yummy Tummy Farms will be open from 6:00pm-7:30pm Friday 8/17 with prior appointment and 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19. If those hours are not convenient, please email yummytummyfarms@gmail.com attn: Farmer Donald and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule and arrange a mutually agreeable alternative time.  If we sell out early, it is always possible that we may close early, so arrive early for best selection. There are so many things ripening everyday that it is difficult to capture everything, so we hope to see you and your family very soon!

What’s Ripe?

Rainbow of Cherry Tomatoes

Clara White Eggplant: Beautiful Creamy White Globes

Kermit: Stunning Thai Eggplant

Bianca White Bell Pepper

Orient Express Japanese Eggplant

Pepperoncini Peppers

Spring Honey- Raw, Organic, and Delicious!

Jaunne Flamme-Small Yellow/Orange

Jetstar-Medium Red, nearly perfect

Pink Beauty-Medium. So good it blushes…

Purple Beauty-Bell Pepper. Stunning color: “Pops” on the plate!

Raveena: Exotic Japanese Eggplant, very unique

Riesentraube- Cherry tomato

Sungold” Cherry tomato, super sweet, very limited quantities

“White”-Cherry tomato: Rare and special

Red Padron-Pepper: Perfectspiciness

Listada de Gandi-Eggplant: Beauty beyond words, reserved for our best farm supporters due to limited availability

Indigo Rose- Black “Super” Tomatoes which are reserved for our best farm supporters due to limited availability

Lots more pictures to come, especially heirloom tomatoes and more peppers- check back early and often!

What’s Ripe? Farm Hours and Update for August 11th-12th

Yummy Tummy Farms will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 8/11 and Sunday 8/12. If those hours are not convenient, please email yummytummyfarms@gmail.com attn: Farmer Donald and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule and arrange a mutually agreeable alternative time.

What’s Ripe?

Clara White Eggplant: Beautiful Creamy White Globes

Kermit: Stunning Thai Eggplant

Bianca White Bell Pepper

Orient Express Japanese Eggplant

Pepperoncini Peppers

Spring Honey- Raw, Organic, and Delicious!

Jaunne Flamme-Small Yellow/Orange

Jetstar-Medium Red, nearly perfect

Pink Beauty-Medium. So good it blushes…

Purple Beauty-Bell Pepper. Stunning color: “Pops” on the plate!

Raveena: Exotic Japanese Eggplant, very unique

Riesentraube- Cherry tomato

Sungold” Cherry tomato, super sweet, very limited quantities

“White”-Cherry tomato: Rare and special

Red Padron-Pepper: Perfect medium hot spiciness

Listada de Gandi-Eggplant: Beauty beyond words, reserved for Kickstarter supporters. If you want one, please support our Kickstarter project.

Lots more pictures to come, especially heirloom tomatoes and more peppers- check back early and often!

What’s Ripe? Farm Hours and Update for August 3rd-5th

Yummy Tummy Farms will be open from 6:00pm-7:30pm Friday 8/3 and 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 8/4 and Sunday 8/5. If those hours are not convenient, please email yummytummyfarms@gmail.com attn: Farmer Donald and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule and arrange a mutually agreeable alternative time.

What’s Ripe?

Clara White Eggplant: Beautiful Creamy White Globes

Kermit: Stunning Thai Eggplant

Bianca White Bell Pepper

Orient Express Japanese Eggplant

Pepperoncini Peppers

Spring Honey- Raw, Organic, and Delicious!

Jaunne Flamme-Small Yellow/Orange

Jetstar-Medium Red, nearly perfect

Pink Beauty-Medium. So good it blushes…

Purple Beauty-Bell Pepper. Stunning color: “Pops” on the plate!

Raveena: Exotic Japanese Eggplant, very unique

Riesentraube- Cherry tomato

Sungold” Cherry tomato, super sweet, very limited quantities

“White”-Cherry tomato: Rare and special

Red Padron-Pepper: Perfect medium hot spiciness

Listada de Gandi-Eggplant: Beauty beyond words, reserved for Kickstarter supporters. If you want one, please support our Kickstarter project.

Lots more pictures to come, especially heirloom tomatoes and more peppers- check back early and often!

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