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April 2, 2014
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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What Are Those White Dots In My Honey Comb?

What are those white dots in my honey comb? When inspecting your hive first thing in the spring after a long cold winter,  you may pull out a frame that looks like the picture below.  It is filled with white … Continue reading

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March 5, 2014
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Snowdrops for Bees!

Snowdrops for Bees! With this cold winter full of arctic winds, polar vortexes and several feet of snow, it seems as if spring will never show it’s glowing face.  It is usually around this time of year, late February and … Continue reading

One cup of dead bees from Crocus

January 11, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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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

Sugar candyboard for feeding honey bees in Winter

November 1, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Sugar Candy Board Assessment For Feeding Bees In Winter

Sugar Candy Board Assessment For Feeding Bees In Winter Buy a candy board frame here!!! I have been getting a lot of questions and compliments on the post I wrote last year about how to make a no cook candy … Continue reading

Smoker contest at Mass Bee Field Day 2012

June 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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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

Brood frame with drone cells.

April 27, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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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

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