Search:

Type: Posts; User: hvdmerwe

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Re: Have a new hive- chances of a swarm moving in?

    I can't be of much help there, I deal only with wild African bees and all the hives I have are from naturally captured swarms, all I use in my traps is some comb from which I have extracted honey and...
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,241

    Re: Comb on top bars

    In my experience it makes no difference how wide the bars are and as long as they are building straight leave them be, they are intelligent enough to sort themselves out, I have 10 hives all with...
  3. Re: Have a new hive- chances of a swarm moving in?

    That should work fine, I had a hive with some old comb just sitting around waiting for me to get around to cleaning it out and a wild swarm just arrived and took up residence, my situation is a...
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    808

    Re: Brood pattern pictures

    Looks great, your comb has a nice shape, mine hardly ever looks that good.
  5. Replies
    3
    Views
    838

    Re: Homemade TBH Tool

    Nice innovation
  6. Replies
    35
    Views
    2,159

    Re: Crush and Strain: Will this work?

    Thanks for the Pics and the idea, I am certainly going to give it a bash
  7. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,520

    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    Capitain I seem to have it good, I only get wax moth if the hive has been abandoned for some reason, I haven't yet seen anything get into a hive and survive here, there is a native animal called the...
  8. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,520

    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    It makes things a lot easier not having to worry about mites and other pests and diseases, in your climate they may be susceptible to disease. Talking about smoke and no bee veils, the local people...
  9. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,520

    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    Hi Phoebee, that sounds a little extreme, I have some of my hives quite close together and have never been attacked by the beesfrom other hives while working on a particular one, I only have TBH so I...
  10. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,520

    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    wow, I must admit mine have never been that agressive, but they don't hesitate to sting if you are working with them, it's a really good day if you end an inspection or harvesting session without...
  11. Replies
    35
    Views
    2,159

    Re: Crush and Strain: Will this work?

    Great process for those of us using TBH, where does one buy this gadjet or get a drawing to make one?
  12. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,520

    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    Hi Guys, Hein here from Mozambique, your bees seem to behave a lot like mine, only I don't have the luck of having stingless bees, but a lot of similarities, our winters are very mild so my bees are...
  13. Thread: Mean beez

    by hvdmerwe
    Replies
    19
    Views
    1,162

    Re: Mean beez

    Some things you just hvave to live with, I only have experience with wild African bees, and it's very much luck of the draw stuff, some days all goes well and others you end up covered in bees and...
  14. Replies
    7
    Views
    692

    Re: Hello from Clinton TN!

    It gets addictive pretty quickly
  15. Replies
    5
    Views
    274

    Re: Hi fromMozambique

    Thanks mate, we have a problem here in that we have very high rainfall and high humidity so we need to keep the honey from fermenting, but I have noticed that honey harvested now in summer has a lot...
  16. Replies
    5
    Views
    274

    Re: Hi fromMozambique

    well they are wild African honey bees, this means that they are not docile at all like the especially bred bees you guys are used to, that said they are great honey producers and don't need too much...
  17. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,359

    Re: Built a TBH and have questions

    Hi Guys

    Hein from Mozambique here, I have some top bar hives with a corrougated sheet for a top mounted on a wooden frame with a small latch which sits on either end of the hive, just a small...
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    274

    Hi fromMozambique

    HI

    My name is Hein, started beekeeping in Central Mozambique about 1 year ago, just got some top bar hives and traps and started catching wild swarms, quite challenging at first but getting the...
Results 1 to 18 of 18