Monthly Archives: October 2012

Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Part Two: Physical Preparation

Ready For Rain I was going on about winter stores, feeding, and mite treatment in the last blog post.  This posting is about the more physical aspects of winter preparation at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, here in the land … Continue reading

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

Winter Wonderland It gets wet, cold, and windy here in the winter.  We can have these weather conditions in combination, in pairs, or singularly.  I always hope for calm, clear, cold winter days, but this is the northwest corner of … Continue reading

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Honey Extraction at Brookfield Farm

Last posting was about pulling honey at my bee yards.  In my continuing “this happened about 3 weeks ago, but I’m catching up” format this is looking back on extracting that honey. I have a very small extraction room:  8 … Continue reading

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Honey Harvest Surprises

  Brookfield Farm Honey I have been derelict in the writing of this blog.  It’s been busy weeks – ok, busy months in the bee yard.  I tend to stop working when the sun sets, and until recently, that has … Continue reading

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