Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

Pollen cells filled with eggs from laying worker bees.

April 8, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Laying Workers In Package Bees?

Laying Workers in Package Bees? Yes, it happened. But it shouldn’t. Upon inspecting one of my newly installed packages last week to check for eggs,  I came across this lovely sight – not one, not two, but multiple eggs per … Continue reading

A package of bees made from a top bar hive.

August 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Making A Package Of Bees From A Top Bar Hive With Sam Comfort

Making A Package Of Bees From A Top Bar Hive With Sam Comfort At the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference last month, Sam Comfort demonstrated how to make a package of bees from a top bar hive.  For his funnel he … Continue reading

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July 10, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary

Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary It’s been a while since I have written about my “mean” hive Dandelion. My last update speaks for itself – “ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive.  Despite their nasty … Continue reading

Backfilling the broodnest.

June 4, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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One Honey Bound Hive And One Starving Hive

One Honey Bound Hive And One Starving Hive On May 26th, after I inspected Crocus and saw they had very little food and found eggs in the queen cups, Brian and I took a peek at Brian’s hive Squill.  It … Continue reading

Wacky comb this hive is building.

May 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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“ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive

“ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb and a Mean Hive Bees have different buzzing sounds, that a beekeeper can use to judge the mood of the hive.  A gentle “hmmmmmm” is a good sound you want to hear in a … Continue reading

The marked queen.

May 15, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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First Hive Inspection Of Squill 5-6-12

First hive inspection reveals Squill is off to a good start! Three weeks after installing his bee package, Brian finally got to inspect his hive Squill.  These bees took a while to warm up to the queen, so Brian was … Continue reading

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