February 8, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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January And February Beekeeper’s Calendar

What does a beekeeper do with bees in January and February? Are there jobs to do when the bees are tucked away in the hive all day? What are the bees doing in there anyway? Beekeeping is a local art, … Continue reading

January 24, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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The Bees Are Enjoying Their New Candy Board

It’s almost one month later and the bees are still well fed. It’s January, but the temperature is above 50 degrees F today, a perfect opportunity to check on my bees and the state of the candy board. The bees … Continue reading

December 1, 2011
by Anita Deeley
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Ahhh Mites! Treating For Varroa Destructor

Those blood sucking, drone thirsting, parasitic, bee vampire creatures. See that reddish-purple circle on the back of my bee?  That’s a parasitic mite called Varroa destructor. It’s a nasty blood lusting, bee version of bedbugs and every hive in America … Continue reading