Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

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

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 BeverlyBees.com
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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

Breaking Cluster On A Warm Day to Enjoy The Top Of The Candyboard

January 24, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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The Bees Are Enjoying Their New Candy Board

It’s almost one month later and the bees are still well fed. It’s January, but the temperature is above 50 degrees F today, a perfect opportunity to check on my bees and the state of the candy board. The bees … Continue reading

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