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Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

March 26, 2014 by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com | Comments Off on Marking Queens With Mike Palmer

Marking Queens With Mike Palmer


Vermont beekeeping guru Michael Palmer demonstrates how to catch, handle and mark queens in the field without harming them.  He simply uses model paint and a piece of grass as his tools. After queen marking is complete, he explains how to safely cage a queen and her attendants. He stresses not touching the queens abdomen but instead moves her by grasping her wings and holds her by her thorax. Watch how easy bee expert Mike Palmer makes this look in his 2 minute video on safely handling and marking queens.

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

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

Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries looking at bees in his top bar hive.

July 31, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Top Bar Hive Honey Harvest With Sam Comfort

Top Bar Hive Honey Harvest With Sam Comfort At the 2012 Treatment Free Beekeeper’s Conference in Leominster, MA, one of the things shown was a top bar hive honey harvest.  After seeing this I was sold on top bar hives … Continue reading

Smoker contest at Mass Bee Field Day 2012

June 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
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Mass Bee Field Day 2012

Mass Bee Field Day 2012 Every June the Mass Bee Association has a field day at the UMass Agronomy field.  It is a gathering of local beekeeping experts who share their knowledge for free. There is so much to learn, … Continue reading

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
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