Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

Pollen cells filled with eggs from laying worker bees.

April 8, 2013
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Laying Workers In Package Bees?

Laying Workers in Package Bees? Yes, it happened. But it shouldn’t. Upon inspecting one of my newly installed packages last week to check for eggs,  I came across this lovely sight – not one, not two, but multiple eggs per … Continue reading

This is my rooftop hive prepared for winter.  I have moved it against the house to provide a wind break from the winter winds.  It is wrapped in tar paper, has a candyboard installed and is strapped down with a cargo strap since it is up on the roof where it can get very windy.

February 8, 2012
by Anita Deeley at

January And February Beekeeper’s Calendar

What does a beekeeper do with bees in January and February? Are there jobs to do when the bees are tucked away in the hive all day? What are the bees doing in there anyway? Beekeeping is a local art, … Continue reading

This is my swarm which I captured and hived on June 11.  After 15 days the Queen is finally laying eggs. They look like little grains of rice against the black foundation, nestled firmly inside the center of the cells.

June 26, 2011
by Anita Deeley at
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I Have Eggs! I Have Eggs! Pop The Champagne!

I’m so excited to be getting baby bees again, I feel like I won the lottery! It has been way too long in my apiary since I have seen the smiling shape of pearly white baby bee larvae.  The past … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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