July 10, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

June 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

May 11, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Ditching The Drone Pupae And Local Swarms Abound

Ditching The Drones And Swarms! The weather has been strange this year with extremely warm weather followed by cold and a week plus of rain.  Several local beekeeping friends have seen early swarms in the last couple of days and/or … Continue reading

April 27, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Crocus Hive Inspection 4-25-12 – The Uncapping Of The Drones

Hive Inspection 4-25-12 This is an online version of my hive inspection notes.  More descriptive posts about this hive can be found on the Crocus Hive page.  The weather has been seasonable but rainy and windy and the bees have … Continue reading