Anita Deeley of Beverly Bees

March 28, 2017
by Anita Deeley
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Anita Deeley on Get Your Garden Growing

Take a video tour of our hives with Anita Deeley! Watch Anita Deeley of Beverly Bees demonstrate the inner workings of a honey bee hive to Sandra Lawson of Get Your Garden Growing. This video was recorded by BevCam in … Continue reading

Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

March 26, 2014 by Anita Deeley | 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
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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

September 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

September 6, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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