April 26, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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It’s Queen Cage Removal Time!

Removing two queen cages but leaving one. Three to seven days after we installed our bee packages, it was time for Brian and I to peek at the queen cages to see if the queens had been released yet.   First, … Continue reading

April 23, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Installing Package Bees In Dandelion Hive

Installing Package Bees in Dandelion Hive After installing packages in two rooftop hives, Willow and Squill, Brian and I installed the third package at an outyard location in a backyard nearby.  Brian built a hive stand out of cedar for … Continue reading

April 20, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Bee Package Installation – Don’t Forget The Cork!

Bee Package Installation In Brian’s Rooftop Hive Squill After I installed the bees into Willow, it was Brian’s turn to install his first package of honeybees.  It was hard for me to stand back and let him do it, knowing … Continue reading

April 18, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Installing Package Bees In A Rooftop Hive Named Willow

Installing Package Bees into Willow Hive On Saturday after picking up our three bee packages, Brian and I set out to install them.  First we got the roof ready for the new hives.  The roof is black and can get … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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January And February Beekeeper’s Calendar

What does a beekeeper do with bees in January and February? Are there jobs to do when the bees are tucked away in the hive all day? What are the bees doing in there anyway? Beekeeping is a local art, … Continue reading