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Preparing Boxes for Splits and Supers

How I clean boxes and frames & Organizing drawn comb and foundation to create splits and supers. Continue reading

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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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Queen Rearing – A Sequence of Events – Part 1: Shaking Bees

Gathering nurse bees using a honeybee shaker box – part 1 of a series on our on-going queen rearing project at Bruce Bowen Bees in Mt. Vernon, Washington Continue reading

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Painless Bee Hive Frame Making and Preping Human House for Sale

How beekeeper Bean manages to save her back when making bee boxes and assembling hive frames by using a small, portable stool and working on the floor of her hayloft Continue reading

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Building Boxes & When Orders Go Wrong

Building bee boxes in a small living room at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Plus a tale of when orders go wrong. Continue reading

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Hive Configuration at Brookfield Farm

The bee hive configuration (the hive set-up) used at Brookfield Farm in Maple Falls, Washington. From the ground up: stand, bottom screen, boxes, collars, tops. Continue reading

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Playing Catch-Up : Making Bee Boxes & Frames On A Deadline

Preparing bee equipment: making boxes, painting bee boxes and wiring frames. How to wire frames without nails at Brookfield Farm Continue reading

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