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  1. Thread: Winter pictures?

    by Goran
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Parus major ( great tit) mainly where my bees are. They are during the spring, summer in woods, then in autumn start to go near our property.
    Woodpeckers at my place:
    Dryocopus martius
    Picus...
  2. Thread: Winter pictures?

    by Goran
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Yes, birds. Tits, several species of woodpeckers. Mostly tits are going around, we have a lot of woodpeckers but for now they spare my colonies. Seems they find enough other food. Beside this...
  3. Thread: Winter pictures?

    by Goran
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15680&stc=1 http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15681&stc=1...
  4. Re: Mating hives...drawn or undrawn frames...and when to start grafting

    For me is easy to have half frames which attached together goes normally in standard hives. In spring I just put in strong hives and "forget". When needed just take half frames with brood and food...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  16. Thread: Caucasian

    by Goran
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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...
  21. Thread: Winter losses

    by Goran
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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...
  22. Thread: Winter losses

    by Goran
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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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