June 12, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Foundationless Frames And Wacky Comb Building

Foundationless Frames And Wacky Comb Building My foundationless hive Willow, has been doing a great job building out foundationless frames and is progressing along nicely since I installed it from a package on April 14th, 2012.  A few weeks before … 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 7, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Foundationless Frames Are Working! – Willow Hive Check 4-26-12

My new package is doing a great job drawing out the foundationless frames! This was my first hive check of willow, after installing the package on April 14th and removing the queen cage a few days later.  I’ve been so … Continue reading

July 8, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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Processing Beeswax From Honeycomb

Cutting Comb Is A Sticky Gooey Mess, But Processing It Is Fun! After I cut the burr comb out of my hive, I was left with a sticky gooey mess.  There was honey leaking from my hive (which the bees … Continue reading

July 7, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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First Inspection Of The Two Queen Hive System

I’m officially in the bee murder’s club now and it doesn’t feel good at all. Today was my first real inspection of my two queen hive. Yesterday, I lifted the cover briefly to see if they had chewed through the … Continue reading