Beverly Bees

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Honey Show At The Topsfield Fair

October 5, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Largest Honey Show In North America At The Topsfield Fair

Largest Award Winning Honey Show In North America At The Topsfield Fair The largest Award Winning Honey Show in North America takes place every year at the Topsfield Fair.  The show is put on by the Essex County Beekeepers Association  … Continue reading

Raw local honey for sale at the beekeeping building during the Topsfield Fair.

September 30, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Raw Local Honey For Sale at the Topsfield Fair Bee House

Raw Local Honey For Sale at the Topsfield Fair Bee House Every year the Essex County Beekeepers Association puts on a magnificent honey and beekeeping show at the Topsfield Fair.   It is the largest honey show in North America and … 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

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July 10, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary

Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary It’s been a while since I have written about my “mean” hive Dandelion. My last update speaks for itself – “ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive.  Despite their nasty … Continue reading

Wonky comb on a foundationless frame.

June 12, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Foundationless Frames And Wacky Comb Building

Foundationless Frames And Wacky Comb Building My foundationless hive Willow, has been doing a great job building out foundationless frames and is progressing along nicely since I installed it from a package on April 14th, 2012.  A few weeks before … Continue reading

Wacky comb this hive is building.

May 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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“ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive

“ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb and a Mean Hive Bees have different buzzing sounds, that a beekeeper can use to judge the mood of the hive.  A gentle “hmmmmmm” is a good sound you want to hear in a … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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