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  1. Re: When making nucs with queen cells, how long to feed?

    After I make the nuc, I don't feed it for 3 days. Main reason, as learned to let them organize themselves. Then I start to feed, but if I have great flow like black locust here, I don't feed. With...
  2. Re: tricks for determining a colony to be queenless, without finding the queen?

    Not so true, drone laying queen or laying workers in the hive, they bring pollen also.
  3. Re: tricks for determining a colony to be queenless, without finding the queen?

    Also when knock with fingers on hive wall, if inside after first response they don't get quieter and remain noisy - most likely queenless.
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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    I will try to give You some problems mentioned with AŽ standard. I don't beekeep with AŽ, I use langs. But man who I know and use AŽ preffer AŽ Grom cause of space ( brood and honey). But if You are...
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Last year one beek bought a queen from selection ( marked) and add to a colony. After check he finds it accepted in that colony and freely moving on the frames. Next to it was the hive with qcells...
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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    Just to have shelter above, If I be in chance will take pic of one such, not beauty but suits for purpose.
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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    I didn't watched this theme recently.
    Here is one of the pics and I believe can make one:

    http://www.logar-trade.si/resize/upload/pimg/8178v-big.jpg
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    Re: Cloake board - metal or plastic?

    I don't have too much free time and assets. I used last year hard cardboard sheet and normal framed metal wired qe with entrance. After use ( jenter+cloake or so) I throw away ( "recycle bin")...
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    Re: Pet or workhorse?

    I like the statement " small teeth cattle" rather than some battle, killing, forcing... Even they makes me from time to time to I look stupid..
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    Re: water spray vs smoker

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?279418-Best-materials-for-smoker-fuel&p=911069#post911069
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    Re: water spray vs smoker

    I must agree with one experienced beek who said " the smoker came from heaven". The rest .. is not for me..
    I don't have problem with keeping smoker lit - one piece of fungi in smoker smokes pretty...
  12. Thread: Caucasian

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    Re: Caucasian

    Propolis price, what a difference.. Here they pay to us around 70, maybe 80 euros per kg.. If that price is right.. Little to say huge difference..
    About carnies and propolis.. Not all the same,...
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    Re: Why not horizontal?

    If I understood it right, they manipulate with division boards and qexcluders. In forage there are two qe ( restrain queens from middle compartment), later goes division boards. In winter one...
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    Re: Why not horizontal?

    Here in horizontal hives they put qe aside, naturally cause the movement is horizontal ( brooding, food storing. That way some use 2 queen systems also ( in the middle they gather together honey,...
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    Re: Why not horizontal?

    Overwintering - awesome, for me. last year ( of 29) and this year ( of 47) for now no winter losses at all. They have brood break in winter but explosive build up in spring. I would never change...
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    Re: Why not horizontal?

    We have only carnies here and of course robbing occur also with them, but.. At my apiari-es I never had robbing even when I placed small mating nucs beside production colony. Maybe some try outs to...
  17. Thread: Winter losses

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    Re: Winter losses

    How to say, usually we have cold winters with plenty of snow ( temps in winter goes sometimes around -20Celsius). But recently that is changing rapidly - we get warmer winters than we used to and...
  18. Thread: Winter losses

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    Re: Winter losses

    2 colonies - one starvation ( my beginner's mistake - smaller colony and in last strike of cold were separated from rest of food on other frames); second I shake out when weather got warmer - laying...
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    Re: Bees in Cherry Trees

    I have some spring forest-forest fruits-meadow honey. Depending of weather we get different honey each spring. In 2013. at my place prevailed wild cherry. I just can say the honey dissapeared fast (...
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    Re: other types of paint for marking the queen

    Once I also asked one experienced beek where to buy great queens. He answered me immediately - the best queens will be that you rear by yourself..
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    Re: other types of paint for marking the queen

    I have one marked from 2010. and several from 2011. yet alive and kicking..

    But You answered yourself about reasons of supersedure - low quality of queens in these packages: " I have noticed that...
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    Re: other types of paint for marking the queen

    I mark all my queens with POSCA PC5M marker since I started beekeeping. I start to mark in spring when start thorough inspections and operations ( if some unmarked or where paint is lost).
  23. Re: Topping off hives with sugar, different results.

    We usually put here patties above or laid frame of honey above the cluster.
    Patties I personally start to give when brooding start in January. I don't give to bees don't die - I want to encourage...
  24. Re: Topping off hives with sugar, different results.

    Here no one put granulated sugar in hives.. Long long time ago was some. But now none. Beside water, this inverting from granulated sugar to "honey" exhaust winter bee and shorten its life rapidly in...
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    Re: 12 frame dadant hive

    Transparent roof helps..
    Here migratory beeks use a lot bee containers ( vary in sizes) - "movable beehouse". And packing - just put on a truck load and drive to next forage. There are various...
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