Take a video tour of our hives with Anita Deeley! Watch Anita Deeley of Beverly Bees demonstrate the inner workings of a honey bee hive to Sandra Lawson of Get Your Garden Growing. This video was recorded by BevCam in July 2016. Anita explains how to keep bees healthy, the problems […]
What Are Those White Dots In My Honey Comb?
What are those white dots in my honey comb? When inspecting your hive first thing in the spring after a long cold winter, you may pull out a frame that looks like the picture below. It is filled with white wet looking crystals or chunks. You may mistake this for […]
Bee Winter Survival Rate and Exciting News!
It’s Been A Hard Winter For Bees In MA 2013-2014 has been hard winter for bees everywhere and Massachusetts is no exception. I know beekeepers throughout the area who have lost bees, and many have lost all their bees – unfortunately they are not alone. At the Mass Bee meeting […]
Inspecting Commercial Bees on Cranberries
Inspecting Commercial Bees on Cranberries I can make the big announcement because now it’s official! I have been hired by the state of Massachusetts to be the Bee Inspector for Essex County. This job will be fascinating as I get to see honey bees in all types of situations, […]
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 normal holiday busyness and the craziness of being parent at […]
Sam Comfort Inspects A Warre Nuc
Sam Comfort Inspects A Warre Nuc At the Treatment Free Beekeepers Conference, one of the hive styles Sam Comfort from Anarchy Apiaries talked about was the Warre hive. A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive. This hive is shaped like a box and when you want to add […]