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Making and Moving Bee Hive Splits

How I make and move overnight bee hive splits (aka artificial swarms) Continue reading

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Preparing Boxes for Splits and Supers

How I clean boxes and frames & Organizing drawn comb and foundation to create splits and supers. 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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Over-night beehive splits – what a difference a day makes this spring

Weather changes during the making of over-night splits at Brookfield Farm in Maple Falls. Shots of splits being made in the sun at one of Bruce Bowen’s bee yards. How over-night splits are created to make new nucs at Brookfield Farm 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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April Spilts & Nucs (making new hives from old)

Description of dividing board (or platform) which separates an established hive from a nucleus hive (nuc or split). This enables the nuc to use the heat of the established hive, but allows beekeeper access to lower hive. Also how to do an overnight split. Continue reading

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