Tag Archives: hives

A Visit With Newcastle (UK) Beekeeper Ian Campbell

A visit to British Beekeeper Ian Campbell’s hives in Newcastle, England : Apis millifera millifera (British Black Bee) – New equipment (to the US Beekeeper) and wonderful honey 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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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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Brookfield Farm Bees & Honey Fall Overview

An overview of what’s been happening at Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey in Maple Falls ,WA. New beekeeper connection, pulling honey, balancing hives, extraction, winter preparation, and fall travels. 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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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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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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