Beverly Bees

Pollen cells filled with eggs from laying worker bees.

April 8, 2013
by David Sinclair
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Laying Workers In Package Bees?

Laying Workers in Package Bees? Yes, it happened. But it shouldn’t. Upon inspecting one of my newly installed packages last week to check for eggs,  I came across this lovely sight – not one, not two, but multiple eggs per … Continue reading

One cup of dead bees from Crocus

January 11, 2013
by David Sinclair
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Death of a Hive: A Postmortem Analysis

Death of a Hive: A Postmortem Analysis It is with great sadness that I write this post and one of the reasons it has been a while since I have posted last. Of course this was also partly due to … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Field Day, Virgin Queens And More At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

Field Day, Virgin Queens And More At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Field Day at the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference was really fun. Dean Stiglitz gave a talk on queen rearing and we even got to graft some queens,  Sam … Continue reading

August 7, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Michael Bush At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

Michael Bush At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference At the Beginner’s Intensive segment of the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Michael Bush gave a talk.  Micheal has a wonderful website where he posts all of his PowerPoint presentations.  If you have … Continue reading

August 2, 2012
by David Sinclair
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Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Plus “What Bees Need”

Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Plus “What Bees Need” Every year Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer of Golden Rule Honey host the Treatment Free Beekeeping conference in Leominster, MA.  I just recently found out about this conference and this was … Continue reading

July 12, 2012
by David Sinclair
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My Swarm Hive, Milkweed Plus Spot The Queen

Milkweed Hive and Spot the Queen I finally got around to naming one of my swarm hives.  Actually a reader and fellow beekeeper, Mary Lou Chase, suggested the name because her bees were foraging on the blossoms at the time.  … Continue reading