Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

Treatment free bees on small cell foundation.

September 16, 2014
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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What is Treatment Free Beekeeping?

What is Treatment Free Beekeeping? You may have heard the term “Treatment Free Beekeeping” or “Treatment Free Beekeeper.” You also many have heard a beekeeper or two get riled up in great support or vehemently against this type of beekeeping. … Continue reading

Pollination Bees

June 28, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Inspecting Commercial Bees on Cranberries

Inspecting Commercial Bees on Cranberries I can make the big announcement because now it’s official!  I have been hired by the state of Massachusetts to be the Bee Inspector for Essex County.   This job will be fascinating as I … Continue reading

One cup of dead bees from Crocus

January 11, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Death of a Hive: A Postmortem Analysis

Death of a Hive: A Postmortem Analysis It is with great sadness that I write this post and one of the reasons it has been a while since I have posted last. Of course this was also partly due to … Continue reading

Les Crowder giving a tak about top bar hives.

September 6, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Top Bar Hives With Les Crowder

Top Bar Hives With Les Crowder At the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference, Les Crowder gave a talk on top bar hives.  Les has been keeping bees for over 30 years.  He used to work in commercial beekeeping using Langstroth hives … Continue reading

Smoker contest at Mass Bee Field Day 2012

June 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Mass Bee Field Day 2012

Mass Bee Field Day 2012 Every June the Mass Bee Association has a field day at the UMass Agronomy field.  It is a gathering of local beekeeping experts who share their knowledge for free. There is so much to learn, … Continue reading

Wax Moth webs and frass on a frame with plastic foundation.

March 8, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Wax Moths Ate My Plastic Foundation

That’s what I get for leaving a super filled with frames inside my basement – d’oh!  Luckily, all is not ruined because the frames were made using plastic foundation and not wax.  I’ve seen what unfettered wax moths can do … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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