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Wiring Beehive Frames

How Beekeeper Bean wires beehive frames at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple FAlls, Washington Continue reading

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Installing Russian Queens

Adding 10 new Russian Queens to bee yards at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA Continue reading

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Small Cell Experiment

The first stage of an experiment with small cell foundation at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, in Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Walk Away Splits in a Bee Busy Week

How to do an emergency walk-away split (don’t look for the queen, you’ll find out later where she is) and a crazed bee busy week at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, WA Continue reading

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Scheduling by the Flowers

Early spring flowers let us here at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA, know when to expect our first big nectar flow (Big Leaf Maples) – A short tale of which flower are out first and what they mean. Continue reading

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A Visit With Newcastle (UK) Beekeeper Ian Campbell

A visit to British Beekeeper Ian Campbell’s hives in Newcastle, England : Apis millifera millifera (British Black Bee) – New equipment (to the US Beekeeper) and wonderful honey Continue reading

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Changing Hives from Winter to Spring Mode

Changing bee hives from winter mode to spring mode – including feeding – at Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Bee Houses from Eastern Europe to Oak Harbor, Washington

European bee houses (the hives stay inside the houses and open at the back) – and a US and UK bee house. Images of the wonderful painted hives, and a look into how the eastern European hives work. Continue reading

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To feed or not to feed and When to Feed

Spring feeding options for honey bees. When to start. Some options and issues. What I do at Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey, Maple Falls, WA Continue reading

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Beekeeper Gloves

Gloves: some beekeepers use them, some don’t.  I do not like to be stung.  I wear gloves. It is said that if you work well, bees will not sting you.  I always wonder if the people who say this have … Continue reading

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