March 5, 2014
by Anita Deeley
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Snowdrops for Bees!

Snowdrops for Bees! With this cold winter full of arctic winds, polar vortexes and several feet of snow, it seems as if spring will never show it’s glowing face.  It is usually around this time of year, late February and … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Field Day, Virgin Queens And More At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

Field Day, Virgin Queens And More At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Field Day at the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference was really fun. Dean Stiglitz gave a talk on queen rearing and we even got to graft some queens,  Sam … Continue reading

August 3, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Microbes & Bees Plus How To Light A Smoker & Other Hive Inspection Tips

Microbes & Bees At the Beginners Intensive segment of the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Laurie Herboldsheimer of Golden Rule Honey talked about her intense passion for the importance of the microbes that live in the honeybee colony.  She has done … Continue reading

March 26, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Blue Pollen, Honeybees and Siberian Squill

My honeybees are now gathering beautiful blue pollen from Siberian Squill flowers. I first noticed this stunning steel-blue colored pollen during my hive inspection on March 22, 2012.  Honeybee after foraging honeybee was carrying full baskets of bright blue pollen … Continue reading