Beverly Bees

Backyard beekeeping for the love of bees and honey.

Treatment free bees on small cell foundation.

September 16, 2014
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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What is Treatment Free Beekeeping?

What is Treatment Free Beekeeping? You may have heard the term “Treatment Free Beekeeping” or “Treatment Free Beekeeper.” You also many have heard a beekeeper or two get riled up in great support or vehemently against this type of beekeeping. … Continue reading

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April 1, 2014
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Bee Winter Survival Rate and Exciting News!

It’s Been A Hard Winter For Bees In MA 2013-2014 has been hard winter for bees everywhere and Massachusetts is no exception.  I know beekeepers throughout the area who have lost bees, and many have lost all their bees – … Continue reading

Dee Lusby Bee Yard

March 15, 2013
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Dee Lusby Organic Beekeeper

Dee Lusby Organic Beekeeper Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Organic Beekeeping Conference in Oracle, Arizona. This event is put together every year by Dee Lusby, the queen of Organic and Treatment Free Beekeeping.  Dee Lusby is a … Continue reading

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

Bees being transfered to a Warre nuc box

September 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Sam Comfort Inspects A Warre Nuc

Sam Comfort Inspects A Warre Nuc At the Treatment Free Beekeepers Conference, one of the hive styles Sam Comfort from Anarchy Apiaries talked about was the Warre hive.  A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive. This hive is … Continue reading

Bees enjoying a taste of honey in a top bar hive.

September 13, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Top Bar Hive Inspection With Sam Comfort

Top Bar Hive Inspection With Sam Comfort Sam Comfort brought a few of his top bar hives and modified Warre or box style hives to the 2012 Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference in Leominster, MA.  Below is a picture of … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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