Tag Archives: cells

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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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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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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Eggs and Larvae For A Queen

Giving a frame of eggs and larvae to a queenless beehive. The timing and luck involved in going from a frame of eggs and larvae to a laying queen Continue reading

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