Beverly Bees

One cup of dead bees from Crocus

January 11, 2013
by Anita Deeley
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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 Anita Deeley
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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

May 25, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

May 15, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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

April 27, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Crocus Hive Inspection 4-25-12 – The Uncapping Of The Drones

Hive Inspection 4-25-12 This is an online version of my hive inspection notes.  More descriptive posts about this hive can be found on the Crocus Hive page.  The weather has been seasonable but rainy and windy and the bees have … Continue reading