April 20, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

April 18, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

March 13, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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First Spring Hive Inspection Of An Overwintered Colony – March 12, 2012

The above average March temperatures allowed me to perform an early spring hive inspection of my overwintered colony. With temperatures above average all winter, and 10-20 degrees above average for the past week, the flowers in the area have started … Continue reading

January 24, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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The Bees Are Enjoying Their New Candy Board

It’s almost one month later and the bees are still well fed. It’s January, but the temperature is above 50 degrees F today, a perfect opportunity to check on my bees and the state of the candy board. The bees … Continue reading

August 29, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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Bees On A Roof In A Hurricane

Bees On A Roof In A Hurricane And weathering the storm just fine. The girls were out flying in the storm, surfing the wind and dodging the rain.  The oncoming hurricane didn’t seem to bother them at all. That’s no … Continue reading