Tag Archives: Brookfield

Winter Honeybee Candy (Fondant)

Making Fondant (Winter Honeybee Candy) and putting it into hives before the big snow at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Overwintering Nucleus Hives Atop Strong Hives

How we overwinter nucleus hives on top of strong, full hives at Brookfield Farm, in Maple Falls Washington – rain and snow for 3-4 months of winter here. Photos and description of the “hive separator” we built to give nucs underfloor heating in winter. Continue reading

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Rendering Bees Wax

Rendering beeswax – melting it down, filtering the wax, and putting it into molds at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Pulling Honey, Balancing Hives, & Extraction at Brookfield Farm, WA

Pulling honey, balancing hives, and the extraction of honey after a year of rain at Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey, Maple Falls, WA Continue reading

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An Idea for Practicing Grafting Honeybee Larvae

A recap of our group’s queen bee grafting endeavors, and an idea on how to practice grafting honeybee larvae without a cell builder to test one’s grafts Continue reading

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Grafting Honeybee Larvae to Make Queen Cells

Grafting honeybee larvae to create queen cells. Continue reading

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Workers and Queen Cells Unite! Adventures in Queen Rearing, Part 2

Our group puts the gathered nurse honeybees and a queen cell into mini-mating nuclei (nucs) to allow the queen bee to emerge and begin to lay eggs. Continue reading

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3 New Bee Yards for Brookfield Farm Honeybees

Beehives from Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, head out to three new bee yards at fabulous Whatcom County, Washington farms including Spring Frog Farm at Holistic Homestead and The Carrot And Stick Continue reading

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How To Use Honey to Replace Other Sweeteners

How to use honey to replace stevia, agave nectar, and sugar. Amounts for cooking and chart of relative sweetness. 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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