Tag Archives: bees

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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Installing Russian Queens

Adding 10 new Russian Queens to bee yards at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA 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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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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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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Honey Dearth In Pacific Northwest : Rain, Bees, & Honey

Why so little honey was harvest in northwest Washington state this year: The effect of 2010-2011 rains on the honeybees and the honey harvest at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, in Maple Falls, Washington. Continue reading

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