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Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

March 26, 2014 by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com | Comments Off on Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

Marking Queens With Mike Palmer


Vermont beekeeping guru Michael Palmer demonstrates how to catch, handle and mark queens in the field without harming them.  He simply uses model paint and a piece of grass as his tools. After queen marking is complete, he explains how to safely cage a queen and her attendants. He stresses not touching the queens abdomen but instead moves her by grasping her wings and holds her by her thorax. Watch how easy bee expert Mike Palmer makes this look in his 2 minute video on safely handling and marking queens.

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

One of Dean's virgin queens.

September 4, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Queen Rearing With Dean Stiglitz

Queen Rearing With Dean Stiglitz Dean Stiglitz from Golden Rule Honey gave a few talks at the treatment free conference about queen rearing.  Dean is the coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping. During field day Dean let everyone … Continue reading

Virgin Queens In An Incubator

August 30, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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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

Michael Bush At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

August 7, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Michael Bush At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

Michael Bush At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference At the Beginner’s Intensive segment of the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Michael Bush gave a talk.  Micheal has a wonderful website where he posts all of his PowerPoint presentations.  If you have … Continue reading

Dean showing one of his foundationless frames at the treatment free beekeeping conference.

August 2, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Plus “What Bees Need”

Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Plus “What Bees Need” Every year Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer of Golden Rule Honey host the Treatment Free Beekeeping conference in Leominster, MA.  I just recently found out about this conference and this was … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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