Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

The marked queen.

May 15, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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First Hive Inspection Of Squill 5-6-12

First hive inspection reveals Squill is off to a good start! Three weeks after installing his bee package, Brian finally got to inspect his hive Squill.  These bees took a while to warm up to the queen, so Brian was … 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 BeverlyBees.com
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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

Breaking Cluster On A Warm Day to Enjoy The Top Of The Candyboard

January 24, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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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

Bottom box of bottom hive.

July 7, 2011
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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First Inspection Of The Two Queen Hive System

I’m officially in the bee murder’s club now and it doesn’t feel good at all. Today was my first real inspection of my two queen hive. Yesterday, I lifted the cover briefly to see if they had chewed through the … Continue reading

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

June 28, 2011
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Plea for Bees – An Incredible Talk By Apiarist Dennis van Engelsdorp

And he describes beekeepers to a tee. “…beekeepers are among the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet. If this was a group of beekeepers, you would have everyone from the card-carrying NRA member who’s… live free or die, to … … Continue reading

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