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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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American Foulbrood – Deceptive and Deadly

American Foulbrood diagnosed in one hive at Brookfield Farm. How diagnosed. What was done. Lessons Learned. 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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Stopping Bees From Swarming

5 methods used at the Brookfield Farm apiary to keep honey bees from swarming. Splits; adding boxes; pulling up bee brood; alternating foundation & drawn comb; & stopping honey blockades. Continue reading

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