Tag Archives: Winter

Winter Stores, Feed and Mites : Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Part One

Winter honey stores, feed, and mite treatment at Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey, Maple Falls Washington (land of rain and snow). 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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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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Spring Hive Assessment at Brookfield Farm

How the honeybees are checked in the spring at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey’s bee yards which are all near Maple Falls, Washington. And a video shot of the bee yard Continue reading

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Bring Out Your Dead : Winter Bee Hive Declines

Winter bee hive losses : what they mean to the beekeeper, what happens next. And my first video shot on an ipod – view of part of our farm bee yard and the beekeeper. Continue reading

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Checking Hives In The Winter

Checking honeybees in winter to determine which hives will go to California to pollinate almonds. Tips from beekeeper Bruce Bowen and one from beekeeper Karen Bean on what to look for when checking winter bee hive clusters. Continue reading

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What happens to honeybees in the winter?

What happens to honeybees in the winter. Bee actions and how they regulate the temperature in the winter hive. Exterior temperatures and what they mean inside the hive. Continue reading

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Winter Insulation for Bee Hives

Insulating beehives for the winter Continue reading

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Preparing Honeybees for Winter

How to make beehives ready for winter at Brookfield Farm, Washington. Including: Winter honey stores; Mouse Guards; Supplemental Feeding, and Winter Wrapping.

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