Tag Archives: hive

Bee Health Survey & Tropilaelaps Mites

Brookfield Farm participates in the USDA survey of honey bee pests and diseases : the search for exotic pests including the asian Tropilaelaps mite. 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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Hive Configuration at Brookfield Farm

The bee hive configuration (the hive set-up) used at Brookfield Farm in Maple Falls, Washington. From the ground up: stand, bottom screen, boxes, collars, tops. Continue reading

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Success With Bee Hive Smokers

Beekeeper Pat Ray’s method of keeping a bee hive smoker lit – as taught to Bean of Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington (and a kitty picture) 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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Making Splits With Swarm Cells

Using swarm cells with developing queens to create honeybee nucleus hives (nucs). What I look for in a queen cell: description and location. Photos from Cyberbee.net: Dr. Zachary Huang, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University. Continue reading

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