January 12, 2019
by Anita Deeley
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Beverly Bees Honey Comb and Honey Win Good Food Awards

Beverly Bees Honey Comb and Honey win the 2019 Good Food Awards!

Beverly Bees Raw Massachusetts Wildflower Honey & Massachusetts Wildflower Honey Comb were both selected as winners of the 2019 Good Food Awards.  The award is based on taste and sustainable beekeeping practices.  There were over 2035 entries in this year’s annual Good Food Awards across 16 categories, the final 324 products represented 40 states and passed vetting for category-specific sustainability standards.

For more information and the full story click here. 

To buy our honey click here.

Anita Deeley CEO of Beverly Bees wearing the medal for award winning honey at the 2019 Good Food Awards Gala in San Francisco, California.

June 6, 2017
by Anita Deeley
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Protected: 12 Steps To Swarming

 12 Steps to Swarming By Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com Learn the 12 signs to look for in your bee colony to better understand when swarming will happen.  Many pressures can cause bees to swarm such as extended cold rainy weather, … Continue reading
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March 28, 2017
by Anita Deeley
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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 July 2016. Anita explains how to keep bees healthy, the problems bees are facing today, then dons a bee veil and opens up a hive to show Sandra around.  

See what honey looks like in a real live bee hive and determine when it is ready to harvest. Learn why you use smoke and how to smoke bees properly. Watch Anita go through a hive inspection giving tips along the way.  View where the bees keep their babies in the hive and the importance of the queen, workers and drones.  Review what to do if you get stung. Understand the honey bee life cycle,  products of the hive and more! No experience with beekeeping needed. No need for a bee veil or smoker, just sit back, relax and enjoy the video below.  

The hive opening starts at 8 minutes in for those who want to dive right into the bees.  Also MA beekeepers please note the requirements for opting out of Mosquito Spraying have recently changed.  You can now opt out online here. 

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Local residents please come visit us at one of our farmers markets this year! We love to talk about bees and beekeeping and answer any questions you may have.  For an updated list visit our Markets page here or subscribe to our events page on facebook. 

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To purchase a No Spraying Sign mentioned in the video please visit our online store.  You can also purchase beeswax candles and natural body care products through our webstore.

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July 25, 2015
by Anita Deeley
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Open Air Bee Hive Removal in MA

Open Air Bee Hive Removal in MA

It’s honey bee removal season here in Massachusetts! If you have bees and are within an hour of Beverly, MA please call us at 978-778-8276.

It’s been a pretty intense swarm season this year in MA. Believe it or not bees are still swarming here. The cold start to spring and the sudden burst of summer caused an intense honey flow in many areas and the bees got crowded fast! A few weeks ago we got a call to remove a swarm from the side of a house. Upon further inspection it became apparent that this was no honey bee swarm but in fact a thriving honey bee colony that decided to build its nest out in the open. This open air bee hive is a rare sight and even rarer here in Massachusetts.openairbeehiveUsually honey bees prefer a dark cavity to build their comb inside but these girls chose a bright sunny spot right out in the open. If you get bees inside your house walls this is what the hive looks like inside the walls and it can get much bigger.  Bees can build comb really fast and these girls are evidence of that being here for only a few weeks. Luckily for the bees the homeowner called us to remove and relocate them. This type of hive would not survive our harsh winters here.

These bees had already started raising baby bees seen in the comb below.  Brian was the lucky one who got to remove this hive. He used a specially built bee vacuum which removes the bees without harming them. Then he took down the comb, placed it into a hive to be reunited with the bees and relocated to a place where it can be cared for by a beekeeper.openairbroodcombOnce the combs were removed it was easier to see what the bees had anchored them too. Quite artistic bees indeed!combremovedAfter this picture was taken, Brian cleaned off the wax remnants and rescued the remaining bees. Unless you had seen these pictures you would never know bees had ever lived here.

Beverly Bees rescues and removes honey bees and bumble bees from trees, houses, structures and just about anywhere they are unwanted. We remove and relocate bees to a safe location where they can be cared for by a beekeeper. If you have unwanted bees and are within an hour of Beverly, Ma please call us at 978-778-8276. Visit our Bee Removal Page here to learn more.

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June 25, 2015
by Anita Deeley
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Honey Bee Swarm on a Boat

Honey Bee Swarm on a Boat

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Honey bees we rescued from a boat in Gloucester.

It’s honey bee swarm season here in Massachusetts! Every year Beverly Bees rescues wayward bee swarms and relocates them to one of our honey bee yards where they can be cared for by a beekeeper. If you are in eastern, MA and have a honey bee swarm please call us at 978-778-8276.

It has been a great year for swarming and we have had a number of swarm calls this year, but this one has been the most interesting by far. These girls decided to leave the safe refuge of their hive and take up temporary residence on a boat in a marina.  I think they were hoping to hitch a ride to some nice island somewhere and get away from the hustle and bustle of mainland, Massachusetts.

Thankfully we were called in to save them and my husband, Brian was the lucky one who got to capture these bees!  He brought a nuc box with a frame of honey and used it to entice the honey bees to stop their boating ways and get back to being bees!

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A deafening roar of delight emanated from the bees when Brian pulled out the frame of honey and placed it in the middle of the swarm. These lost girls were glad to see something familiar.  He then placed the frame inside the nuc and placed the nuc on the boat and watched as the bees marched right in!

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Brian recorded a video on his cell phone so you can see too. These were very happy bees indeed thanks to the people who called us to save them!


If you find a honey bee swarm please call a beekeeper to save and relocate them. If you are in eastern, MA please call us at 978-778-8276. Visit our Bee Removal Page here to learn more.

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May 25, 2015
by Anita Deeley
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Riley’s First Bee Swarm Capture

Riley’s First Bee Swarm Capture

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Local bees have started to swarm and we received our first honey bee swarm call of the season a few days ago. It was a nicely formed cluster of bees, low to the ground and a perfect opportunity to teach my seven-year old how to catch his very first bee swarm. Riley was so excited to help and made it look so easy. Luckily, the homeowner caught the whole thing on video – enjoy!

If you see a honey bee swarm, please call a beekeeper to remove them. If you are in Eastern, MA, please call us and maybe even Riley will show up to help!

Have a honey bee swarm?  We offer a free honey bee removal service for honey bee swarms in Essex County, Middlesex County and the Boston, MA area.  Please call us at 978-778-8276.

Read more about our bee removal services here.