Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

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

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

A queen cup with an egg inside.

May 31, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Queen Cups With Eggs! – Crocus Hive Inspection 5-26-12

Queen Cups With Eggs! Crocus spent the end of April and beginning of May ditching and evicting drones when they reared new bees faster than they could feed them.  Then we were hit with cold rainy weather which prevented the … Continue reading

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May 11, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Ditching The Drone Pupae And Local Swarms Abound

Ditching The Drones And Swarms! The weather has been strange this year with extremely warm weather followed by cold and a week plus of rain.  Several local beekeeping friends have seen early swarms in the last couple of days and/or … 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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