Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

One cup of dead bees from Crocus

January 11, 2013
by Anita Deeley at

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

Dean showing one of his foundationless frames at the treatment free beekeeping conference.

August 2, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Plus “What Bees Need”

Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Plus “What Bees Need” Every year Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer of Golden Rule Honey host the Treatment Free Beekeeping conference in Leominster, MA.  I just recently found out about this conference and this was … Continue reading

Milkweeds Queen Bee

July 12, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

My Swarm Hive, Milkweed Plus Spot The Queen

Milkweed Hive and Spot the Queen I finally got around to naming one of my swarm hives.  Actually a reader and fellow beekeeper, Mary Lou Chase, suggested the name because her bees were foraging on the blossoms at the time.  … Continue reading

A queen cup with an egg inside.

May 31, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

Queen Cups With Eggs! – Crocus Hive Inspection 5-26-12

Queen Cups With Eggs! Crocus spent the end of April and beginning of May ditching and evicting drones when they reared new bees faster than they could feed them.  Then we were hit with cold rainy weather which prevented the … Continue reading

This is my rooftop hive prepared for winter.  I have moved it against the house to provide a wind break from the winter winds.  It is wrapped in tar paper, has a candyboard installed and is strapped down with a cargo strap since it is up on the roof where it can get very windy.

February 8, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

January And February Beekeeper’s Calendar

What does a beekeeper do with bees in January and February? Are there jobs to do when the bees are tucked away in the hive all day? What are the bees doing in there anyway? Beekeeping is a local art, … Continue reading

The Swarm Queen in all her glory.

September 3, 2011
by Anita Deeley at

Off With Her Head, Well Actually, Her Butt

Merging the two queen hive into one.  An ode to the Swarm Queen. The fall is fast approaching and it has come time to prepare the bees for winter and disassemble my two queen hive. It is necessary to restore … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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