Beverly Bees

With Anita Deeley

Open to the public: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6:30 – 8:15 PM Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room

Anita Deeley is a biologist, former state bee inspector and founder/CEO of Beverly Bees, a sustainable beekeeping and bee removal company located in Beverly, MA.

Bee on a Rose in Beverly MA

Starting with only one hive on a rooftop nine years ago, Anita has grown her bee business to over 100 hives today.  Currently, her Beverly Bees Company makes award winning micro batch honey, handmade 100% pure beeswax candles and organic beeswax skin care from their organic and sustainably managed hives location in backyards across Massachusetts.  They help bees by rescuing unwanted nuisance bees from buildings and trees, saving them from extermination.  They rehabilitate, care for and maintain these hives in pesticide free locations.  Beverly Bees honey and honey comb recently won two 2019 Good Food Awards for taste and sustainable beekeeping, for which there were over 2000 entries.

As the Queen Bee at Beverly Bees, Anita maintains her own stock of bees that she developed from feral colonies she rescued with select mite resistance genetics. 

She lives in Beverly, MA, on her small bee friendly farm with her husband Brian, three sons, 18 chickens, Siamese cat and millions of honey bees.