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Boxes and Frames : A Winter’s Tale

I received a call once from a young lady who wanted to see if her husband could “experience a day as a beekeeper” – a birthday present.  Somehow I don’t think she meant: sit in a room in mid-winter with … Continue reading

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Winter Preparation : The Final Steps

Final Winter Preparations at Brookfield Farm : Feeders out, Insulation in; rain hats tied down. Continue reading

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Making Bottom Screens For Bee Hives

How I make bottom screens for my bee hives at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Storing Drawn Foundation at Brookfield Farm

How drawn comb foundation is stored at Brookfield Farm in Maple Falls, Washington : Hanging or “Little Tunnels” : light and air are the key. Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It : Honeybee Eyes

Honeybee eyes : where they are, what they do. How amazing they are. 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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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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Winter Honeybee Candy (Fondant)

Making Fondant (Winter Honeybee Candy) and putting it into hives before the big snow at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Prehistoric Bee Fossils

A tale of three bee fossils: 14 million years ago: honeybees in “North America”, 19 million years ago giant honeybees in “Japan”, 100 million years ago bees in “Burma” Continue reading

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Overwintering Nucleus Hives Atop Strong Hives

How we overwinter nucleus hives on top of strong, full hives at Brookfield Farm, in Maple Falls Washington – rain and snow for 3-4 months of winter here. Photos and description of the “hive separator” we built to give nucs underfloor heating in winter. Continue reading

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