Take a video tour of our hives with Anita Deeley! Watch Anita Deeley of Beverly Bees demonstrate the inner workings of a honey bee hive to Sandra Lawson of Get Your Garden Growing. This video was recorded by BevCam in … Continue reading
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 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
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
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
Top Bar Hives With Les Crowder At the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference, Les Crowder gave a talk on top bar hives. Les has been keeping bees for over 30 years. He used to work in commercial beekeeping using Langstroth hives … Continue reading