Beverly Bees

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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

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

removing

April 26, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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It’s Queen Cage Removal Time!

Removing two queen cages but leaving one. Three to seven days after we installed our bee packages, it was time for Brian and I to peek at the queen cages to see if the queens had been released yet.   First, … Continue reading

Brushing the bees out of the way with a turkey feather.

April 23, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Installing Package Bees In Dandelion Hive

Installing Package Bees in Dandelion Hive After installing packages in two rooftop hives, Willow and Squill, Brian and I installed the third package at an outyard location in a backyard nearby.  Brian built a hive stand out of cedar for … Continue reading

Spring Hive Inspection

March 13, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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First Spring Hive Inspection Of An Overwintered Colony – March 12, 2012

The above average March temperatures allowed me to perform an early spring hive inspection of my overwintered colony. With temperatures above average all winter, and 10-20 degrees above average for the past week, the flowers in the area have started … Continue reading

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