Beverly Bees

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

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 8, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Drawing Wax And Building Wonky Comb – Dandelion Hive Check 4-27-12

Drawing wax and building wonky comb. Tuesday, April 27th was my first inspection of Dandelion after installing the package on April 15th.  It was cloudy, 52 degrees and probably much too windy to do an inspection normally.  Despite the weather, … Continue reading

April 26, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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It’s Queen Cage Removal Time!

Removing two queen cages but leaving one. Three to seven days after we installed our bee packages, it was time for Brian and I to peek at the queen cages to see if the queens had been released yet.   First, … Continue reading

April 23, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Installing Package Bees In Dandelion Hive

Installing Package Bees in Dandelion Hive After installing packages in two rooftop hives, Willow and Squill, Brian and I installed the third package at an outyard location in a backyard nearby.  Brian built a hive stand out of cedar for … Continue reading