Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

Wonky comb on a foundationless frame.

June 12, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Foundationless Frames And Wacky Comb Building

Foundationless Frames And Wacky Comb Building My foundationless hive Willow, has been doing a great job building out foundationless frames and is progressing along nicely since I installed it from a package on April 14th, 2012.  A few weeks before … Continue reading

A foundationless frame the bees have filled with wax.

May 7, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Foundationless Frames Are Working! – Willow Hive Check 4-26-12

My new package is doing a great job drawing out the foundationless frames! This was my first hive check of willow, after installing the package on April 14th and removing the queen cage a few days later.  I’ve been so … 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

Bees on the queen cage.

April 20, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Bee Package Installation – Don’t Forget The Cork!

Bee Package Installation In Brian’s Rooftop Hive Squill After I installed the bees into Willow, it was Brian’s turn to install his first package of honeybees.  It was hard for me to stand back and let him do it, knowing … Continue reading

Bees on the queen cage.

April 18, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Installing Package Bees In A Rooftop Hive Named Willow

Installing Package Bees into Willow Hive On Saturday after picking up our three bee packages, Brian and I set out to install them.  First we got the roof ready for the new hives.  The roof is black and can get … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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