How To Install Package Bees in a Top Bar Hive by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com If you want to install package bees in a top bar hive, read on. If you are installing package bees in a Langstroth hive, please read How To Install Package Bees In A Langstroth Hive. […]Read More
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How To Install Package Bees in a Langstroth Hive by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com If you want to install package bees into a langstroth hive, read on. Instructions for installing bees into a top bar hive can be found here. Preparing to Install Package Bees – Be ready when your […]Read More
Laying Workers by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com When a hive goes hopelessly queenless and brood production ceases, after a period of time the hive may develop Laying Workers. Laying workers are just what they sound like, worker bees who lay eggs. The problem is these worker bees never went on […]Read More
How to Autopsy a Honey Bee Colony By Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com So your hive died, now what do you do? The first thing to do after you discover a dead hive is to autopsy a honey bee colony and look for signs of disease, varroa and anything else you […]Read More
How To Wire A Frame For Beginners by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com When you are using wax foundation in your hive, after your assemble the frame and before you install the foundation, you need to prepare your frame by wiring it. Wiring the frame gives the wax strength and support, […]Read More
How To Assemble A Frame For Beginners by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com There are many different types of frames you can use in your beehive depending on your hive configuration and what you are trying to achieve. This article describes how to assemble a Wedge Top Bar / Grooved Bottom […]Read More
How to paint a beehive for beginner beekeepers. by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com Painting a beehive is simple if you remember this basic principle. Paint the outside and leave the inside where the bees live unpainted. While it is not necessary to paint your hive and some people choose not […]Read More
How to assemble a bee hive box or super. by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com Assembling a bee hive box is a breeze if you are handy. It’s even simple for those of us (like me) who are somewhat “tool challenged”. This post will describe how to put together a super […]Read More
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com An unassembled bee hive can be overwhelming to a beginner beekeeper, but don’t worry it’s not as complicated as it looks. Beekeeping supply shops sell hive parts piecemeal as well as both assembled and unassembled bee hive kits. You can usually save a little bit […]Read More
A beginner beekeeper’s guide to the parts of a beehive. by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com There are many different types of beehives and hive configurations that beekeepers use. I’m going to talk about the most common type of hive, which is called the 10 frame Langstroth beehive. The picture above […]Read More
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com All this “Sugar, Sugar” better lead to more honey in the spring. Before Christmas, I made a candy board for my hive following instructions from Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association. Days later, I installed the candy board without following all the directions. Here’s what I did. […]Read More
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com Winter has arrived and the girls are hungry! Time to make a Candyboard for Winter feeding. Buy a candy board frame here! In the midst of all my running around, cooking and baking for the holidays, the family members I could not yet forget about […]Read More
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Snowdrops: Winter Forage For Bees
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
An easy to grow bulbous perennial, Snowdrops provide both a Nectar and Pollen source for bees and native pollinators in late winter and early spring when other food may still be very hard to find.