September 4, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Queen Rearing With Dean Stiglitz

Queen Rearing With Dean Stiglitz Dean Stiglitz from Golden Rule Honey gave a few talks at the treatment free conference about queen rearing.  Dean is the coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping. During field day Dean let everyone … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Field Day, Virgin Queens And More At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

Field Day, Virgin Queens And More At The Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference Field Day at the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference was really fun. Dean Stiglitz gave a talk on queen rearing and we even got to graft some queens,  Sam … Continue reading

June 14, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Requeening – When A Queen Stops Laying

Requeening – When A Queen Stops Laying Brian’s hive Squill has been having Queen related issues from the get-go.   After installing the bees from a package, they did not accept their queen immediately.  Then finally caved and set her … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by Anita Deeley
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Queen Cage Removal – Squill Hive 4-24-12

Finally removing the queen cage in Squill The last time Brian checked his new hive the queen had not been released yet.  The bees were clustered all over the cage and some appeared to be biting the wires.  A week … 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