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Preparing Supers for Bee Hives

How I prepare supers for the Brookfield Farm bee hives. Continue reading

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A View To A Different Style of Beekeeping

A view into the similarities and differences between a large pollinating operation which uses chemicals, and our small, honey operation that operates naturally treated hives. Continue reading

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Naturally Treated Hives at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Part 2

The queen rearing aspects of natural beekeeping at Brookfield Farm. Links to the bee types, methods, and tools that I have used. Continue reading

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Naturally Treated Hives at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey : Pt 1 of 2

What “Naturally Treated” hives means at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington. Part 1 : Treatments and methods used. Continue reading

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Building My First Bear Fence

How I built my first bear fence for my Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey bees in out lying bee yard. What I used, how I did it, why I decided to use the configuration I used (3-wire, solar powered) Continue reading

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Preparing Bees For Winter Part 3: Nucleus Hives in Winter

Over-wintering nucleus hives at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington. What I usually do, and this years experiment. Continue reading

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Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Part Two: Physical Preparation

Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, WA – Part 2 : Physical Preparation. Insulation, “Rain Hats”, Tie-Downs, and Wrapping (to wrap or not to wrap, that is the experiment). Continue reading

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Honey Harvest Surprises

Surprises during honey harvest (some good, some bad) at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey in Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Queens From Northwest Queens

Queen bees from Northwest Queens in Arlington, Washington : an overview of Northwest Queen’s breeding program. Continue reading

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What Colors Do Bees See (and painting bee hives)

What colors do bees see. How the colors we see differ from bees. And painting bee gear at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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