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Naturally Treated Hives at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey : Pt 1 of 2

What “Naturally Treated” hives means at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington. Part 1 : Treatments and methods used. Continue reading

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Building My First Bear Fence

How I built my first bear fence for my Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey bees in out lying bee yard. What I used, how I did it, why I decided to use the configuration I used (3-wire, solar powered) Continue reading

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Preparing Bees For Winter Part 3: Nucleus Hives in Winter

Over-wintering nucleus hives at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington. What I usually do, and this years experiment. Continue reading

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Why I Keep Bees and Sell Honey (there are easier ways to make a living)

Why Beekeeper Bean keeps bees and sells honey. Why I do what I do is the foundation of our marketing, sales, beekeeping, and happy lives. Continue reading

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Wiring Beehive Frames

How Beekeeper Bean wires beehive frames at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, 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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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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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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