Tag Archives: Brookfield

Going Native With Bees

Native bees as pollinators in our gardens. No honey, but good pollination. Bumblebees and orchard mason bees highlighted. Information on bees, habitat, housing, flowers, and life sequences. Continue reading

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Selling At Farmers’ Markets – A Few Necessities

A few necessities that we at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA, have found to be vital to successful selling at Farmers’ Markets. From foot-traffic to internet links. Continue reading

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Feeding Honeybees in the Fall – 2 different apiaries

Feeding honeybees at two different beekeepers operations: a 40 hive farm and a 1000 hive operation. Karen Bean, of Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington with 40 hives feeds by hand. Bruce Bowen with 1000 hives uses pumps. Continue reading

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Pulling Honey, Honey Extraction, Winter Hive Prep, & Hiking

Late August and September were a bit busy: Honey was pulled from the beehives. My new extractor was put on its stand and the honey extracted. The hives were balanced and preparations for winter have begun.  A visit to northeast … Continue reading

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Supering at a 1000 hive operation

Putting honey supers on bee hives in Bruce Bowen’s 1000 hive operation in Skagit County, Washington. Continue reading

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A Sallie Tale

Sallie channels Lassie and saves the day Continue reading

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