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

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

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 25, 2012
by David Sinclair
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“ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive

“ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb and a Mean Hive Bees have different buzzing sounds, that a beekeeper can use to judge the mood of the hive.  A gentle “hmmmmmm” is a good sound you want to hear in a … Continue reading