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Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

March 26, 2014 by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com | Comments Off on Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

Marking Queens With Mike Palmer


Vermont beekeeping guru Michael Palmer demonstrates how to catch, handle and mark queens in the field without harming them.  He simply uses model paint and a piece of grass as his tools. After queen marking is complete, he explains how to safely cage a queen and her attendants. He stresses not touching the queens abdomen but instead moves her by grasping her wings and holds her by her thorax. Watch how easy bee expert Mike Palmer makes this look in his 2 minute video on safely handling and marking queens.

Dee Lusby Bee Yard

March 15, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Dee Lusby Organic Beekeeper

Dee Lusby Organic Beekeeper Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Organic Beekeeping Conference in Oracle, Arizona. This event is put together every year by Dee Lusby, the queen of Organic and Treatment Free Beekeeping.  Dee Lusby is a … Continue reading

Bees being transfered to a Warre nuc box

September 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Sam Comfort Inspects A Warre Nuc

Sam Comfort Inspects A Warre Nuc At the Treatment Free Beekeepers Conference, one of the hive styles Sam Comfort from Anarchy Apiaries talked about was the Warre hive.  A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive. This hive is … Continue reading

Bees enjoying a taste of honey in a top bar hive.

September 13, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Top Bar Hive Inspection With Sam Comfort

Top Bar Hive Inspection With Sam Comfort Sam Comfort brought a few of his top bar hives and modified Warre or box style hives to the 2012 Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference in Leominster, MA.  Below is a picture of … 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

One of Dean's virgin queens.

September 4, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Queen Rearing With Dean Stiglitz

Queen Rearing With Dean Stiglitz Dean Stiglitz from Golden Rule Honey gave a few talks at the treatment free conference about queen rearing.  Dean is the coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping. During field day Dean let everyone … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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