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Hiving A Swarm Post Hip Replacement Surgery

Five weeks out of hip replacement surgery and the bees swarmed.  A potential disaster that is shaping up to be just fine.                                     … Continue reading

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Close Hives : Differernt Honeys

I am labeling honey to take to the Seattle’s Ballard Farmers Market, where I have a booth every Sunday 10-3. When I got to the fabulous honey from my friend Mark at Northwest Queens, in Arlington, Washington, I realized I … Continue reading

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Honey Foam : The White Stuff On Top

Honey foam may be one of the most surprising things about the appearance of raw honey.   It is often greeted with the words: “What’s that white stuff on top?” Regardless of the raw honey’s form, runny or crystallized, it may … Continue reading

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New Honey Pump at Brookfield Farm

I love my new honey pump from Kelley Beekeeping. But like all love affairs, there are ups and downs, issues to deal with, questions to ask before everything works smoothly. Pump with inflow and outflow She (all wondrous machines are … Continue reading

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How Much Honey Per Hive?

“How much honey did you get this year?” is a questioned often asked by beekeepers of each other. “How much honey do you get per hive?” is a similar question asked by customers and folks contemplating going into beekeeping. The … Continue reading

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Extracting Honey at Brookfield Farm 2014

The last post was about harvesting honey, so what else could follow but one about honey extraction at Brookfield Farm?  There’s not really much to say other than : Decap Honey (still with a hot knife), Put honey in extractor, … Continue reading

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Harvesting Honey, Treating Hives

Harvesting Honey, Treating Hives Posted on September 13, 2014 by brookfieldfarmhoney I have been pulling honey and putting thymol on the hives this last week. This blog’s been silent for quite a few weeks. July and August simply got out of … Continue reading

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Why We Are Leaving the Bellingham Farmers Market on June 30

Honesty can be a hindrance to business it seems.  We sell raw honey from naturally-treated, antibiotic-free Washington state hives.  Some of this honey is from our hives here in Whatcom County (northwest Washington state).  Some of this honey is from … Continue reading

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Extracting Honey : Fall 2013

In the last post I mentioned that I pulled about 35 boxes of honey this year.  Happily I was able to pull those on nice warm days.  The moment I finished, the rain pulled in.  But I was inside the … Continue reading

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Pulling Honey From Brookfield Farm Bee Yards

At this time, I’ve pulled honey and extracted it (and went on a 15 day hike in the mountains).  But I had no time to blog when I did any of that that, so this blog is looking back about … Continue reading

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