July 10, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary

Plastic Foundation Is Banned From My Apiary It’s been a while since I have written about my “mean” hive Dandelion. My last update speaks for itself – “ERRRR!” 10 Bee Stings, Wacky Comb And A Mean Hive.  Despite their nasty … Continue reading

June 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Mass Bee Field Day 2012

Mass Bee Field Day 2012 Every June the Mass Bee Association has a field day at the UMass Agronomy field.  It is a gathering of local beekeeping experts who share their knowledge for free. There is so much to learn, … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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 Anita Deeley
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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 31, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Queen Cups With Eggs! – Crocus Hive Inspection 5-26-12

Queen Cups With Eggs! Crocus spent the end of April and beginning of May ditching and evicting drones when they reared new bees faster than they could feed them.  Then we were hit with cold rainy weather which prevented the … 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