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A new barrel hoist (photos from last summer)

Well, here it is new years day, too cold for both the bees and me.  So it’s “catch up” time from last summer’s events.   A friend rigged a new barrel hoist for me that hooks to the front of my … Continue reading

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Solstice 2017 at Brookfield Farm Bees & Honey (and a bit about bees)

Happy Solstice to all from Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey here in Maple Falls, Washington.  The entire family gets behind the return of longer days here in the Cascade foothills.  To celebrate most of us go for a walk in … Continue reading

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2016 A Year To Forget

I’m back. I have been away from the blog world for a while. 2016 was not a good year personally or bee-wise. At the moment it is snowing, so not a lot to talk about regarding the bees.     … Continue reading

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Bee Year 2015 Overview – Brookfield Farm

The Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey blog went quiet for a while – ok, for quite a while. But it’s back.   Bee work, honey work, festivals, Farmers Markets, a bit of fun in the backcountry and some rather massive family … Continue reading

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Making and Moving Bee Hive Splits

How I make and move overnight bee hive splits (aka artificial swarms) Continue reading

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Oyster Mushrooms Emerge

Oyster Mushrooms emerge from alder snags in the Brookfield Farm forest. Lovely and delicious. Continue reading

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Water For Bees & Successful Queen Breeding

Three ways to give honey bees water. Continue reading

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First Flight:

an intro to our off-grid apiary near Mount Baker Washington Continue reading

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