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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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April 1, 2014
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Bee Winter Survival Rate and Exciting News!

It’s Been A Hard Winter For Bees In MA 2013-2014 has been hard winter for bees everywhere and Massachusetts is no exception.  I know beekeepers throughout the area who have lost bees, and many have lost all their bees – … Continue reading

Pollination Bees

June 28, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Inspecting Commercial Bees on Cranberries

Inspecting Commercial Bees on Cranberries I can make the big announcement because now it’s official!  I have been hired by the state of Massachusetts to be the Bee Inspector for Essex County.   This job will be fascinating as I … 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

Bees being transfered to a Warre nuc box

September 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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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

Burr comb on Dean and Ramona's hive.

August 3, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Microbes & Bees Plus How To Light A Smoker & Other Hive Inspection Tips

Microbes & Bees At the Beginners Intensive segment of the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Laurie Herboldsheimer of Golden Rule Honey talked about her intense passion for the importance of the microbes that live in the honeybee colony.  She has done … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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