Tag Archives: Brookfield

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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Small Cell Experiment

The first stage of an experiment with small cell foundation at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, in Maple Falls, Washington 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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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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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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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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Raw Honey infused Organic Vinegar: Suddenly We’re Fashionable

The shock of finding that our Raw Honey infused Organic Vinegars are on the cutting edge of mixology. We are seldom hip. What our vinegars are like, how they came to be, what one can do with them: drinking vinegars and so much more, and a brief history of drinking vinegars. 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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