Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

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

August 2, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

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


May 11, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

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

A hive opening at an Essex County Beekeepers meeting.  It was raining so few bees were flying around.

April 4, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

Neonicotinoids Harm Native Bees + Techniques In Queen Rearing – Mass Bee Spring Meeting 2012

Massachusetts Beekeepers spring meeting included talks on Queen Rearing and How Neonicotinoids Harm Native Bees A few weeks ago, I attended the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association spring meeting, hosted by Essex County Beekeepers Association.  The highlights for me at these meetings … Continue reading

See that red circle on the back of my bee? That is a blood sucking bee vampire parasite called Varroa destructor.

December 1, 2011
by Anita Deeley at

Ahhh Mites! Treating For Varroa Destructor

Those blood sucking, drone thirsting, parasitic, bee vampire creatures. See that reddish-purple circle on the back of my bee?  That’s a parasitic mite called Varroa destructor. It’s a nasty blood lusting, bee version of bedbugs and every hive in America … Continue reading

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