Tag Archives: bees

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 Mouse Guards 2013

Making Mouse Guards : the design, how we make them, why we left it so late Continue reading

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Bee Hive Foundation Experiment (none and ½ sheets)

Experiment with foundationless and half-sheet foundation bee hive frames. How I made them. How I used them. How they’re working out. Continue reading

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Feeding Bees in the Spring

How, why, what and when I feed bees at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, WA Continue reading

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Spring Hive Manipulation

What spring hive manipulation entails at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA. Continue reading

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American Foulbrood Researchers – The Few, The Committed

American Foulbrood Research today : Diane Yost (University of Las Vegas, Nevada) and Fera National Bee Unit, York, UK Continue reading

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Checking Hives In February

A February check on the bees at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls WA. What was found: from strong to dead. How this year’s honey & pollen configuration seems to be working out. Continue reading

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Bee Hive Foundation : So Many Foundations So Little Time

Bee hive foundations : plastic, wax, foundationless. What I see as the good side and bad side to each of these. Continue reading

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Why Jaws of Worker Honeybees Differ From Queen Bees

Explanation of how queen bees and worker bees mandibles differ, and why they are different. And a link to fabulous bee photography. Continue reading

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Winter Stores, Feed and Mites : Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Part One

Winter honey stores, feed, and mite treatment at Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey, Maple Falls Washington (land of rain and snow). Continue reading

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