Monthly Archives: December 2012

Year End Inventory – A “Joy” of Beekeeping

The year draws to a close: snow, winter walks, cross-country skiing, good food, good friends, inventory and bookkeeping.  Well, it was a good list until the end.   But that is what December is for me: a time to inventory all … Continue reading

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A View To A Different Style of Beekeeping

Recently I attended a great presentation on the basics of “Being a Pollinating Beekeeper”, by George Hansen (Foothills Honey Company, Colton, Oregon). The Washington State Beekeepers Association, District 1, put this together. I am not and never will be a … Continue reading

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Naturally Treated Hives at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Part 2

Last blog post was about the natural treatments and methods I use with my bees.  But treatments and methods pale in comparison to the need of good breeding stock (this holds true of any livestock operation). To make a hive … Continue reading

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