Beverly Bees

June 14, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Requeening – When A Queen Stops Laying

Requeening – When A Queen Stops Laying Brian’s hive Squill has been having Queen related issues from the get-go.   After installing the bees from a package, they did not accept their queen immediately.  Then finally caved and set her … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Extracting Brood Frames In A Honey Bound Hive

Extracting Brood Frames In A Honey Bound Hive Brian’s hive Squill recently became honey bound when a second super was not added to the hive in time and the nectar flow hit.  To help prevent this hive from swarming, three … Continue reading

June 4, 2012
by David Sinclair
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One Honey Bound Hive And One Starving Hive

One Honey Bound Hive And One Starving Hive On May 26th, after I inspected Crocus and saw they had very little food and found eggs in the queen cups, Brian and I took a peek at Brian’s hive Squill.  It … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Queen Cups With Eggs! – Crocus Hive Inspection 5-26-12

Queen Cups With Eggs! Crocus spent the end of April and beginning of May ditching and evicting drones when they reared new bees faster than they could feed them.  Then we were hit with cold rainy weather which prevented the … Continue reading

May 15, 2012
by David Sinclair
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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

May 2, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Queen Cage Removal – Squill Hive 4-24-12

Finally removing the queen cage in Squill The last time Brian checked his new hive the queen had not been released yet.  The bees were clustered all over the cage and some appeared to be biting the wires.  A week … Continue reading