September 6, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Top Bar Hives With Les Crowder

Top Bar Hives With Les Crowder At the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference, Les Crowder gave a talk on top bar hives.  Les has been keeping bees for over 30 years.  He used to work in commercial beekeeping using Langstroth hives … Continue reading

August 29, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Making A Package Of Bees From A Top Bar Hive With Sam Comfort

Making A Package Of Bees From A Top Bar Hive With Sam Comfort At the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference last month, Sam Comfort demonstrated how to make a package of bees from a top bar hive.  For his funnel he … Continue reading

August 7, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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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 3, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Microbes & Bees Plus How To Light A Smoker & Other Hive Inspection Tips

Microbes & Bees At the Beginners Intensive segment of the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Laurie Herboldsheimer of Golden Rule Honey talked about her intense passion for the importance of the microbes that live in the honeybee colony.  She has done … Continue reading

July 31, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Top Bar Hive Honey Harvest With Sam Comfort

Top Bar Hive Honey Harvest With Sam Comfort At the 2012 Treatment Free Beekeeper’s Conference in Leominster, MA, one of the things shown was a top bar hive honey harvest.  After seeing this I was sold on top bar hives … Continue reading