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Spring honeybee swarm in the vineyard


The population of a honeybee hive grows during the spring as the queen lays more eggs and often the beehive starts to become a little cramped for space. The bees then produce another queen and the older queen and a large percentage of the colony depart the hive just before the new queen is born. They [...]

Spring honeybee swarm in the vineyard2018-01-09T11:41:34+00:00

Winter Pruning


In the bitter cold of a Southern California winter (yes, I'm joking) we begin the process of pruning our vineyards in preparation for the upcoming season. Bud break occurs sometime between late January and March depending upon the temperature so we need the work done before then. We typically delay pruning until the vines are [...]

Winter Pruning2018-01-09T11:41:34+00:00