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    Re: Carniolan Honey Production

    More bees or more honey?

    Brother Adam (aka Karl Kehrle) never (means except one time) used the Carnolian to breed from into his Buckfast bee. His opinion about this bee subspecies is no secret....
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    Re: Carniolan Honey Production

    One better knows what he is talking about... :rolleyes:
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    Re: Carniolan Honey Production

    Race? Huh? We are talking about subspecies here, not races.
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    Re: Hive Tracks... Who is using this

    The sticky phone is a problem. I tried beetight and found some bugs+had some wishes. Found out, there is noone developing it anymore. Also it takes way too much time to hack the data into the app....
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    Re: Carniolan Honey Production

    Carnolians produce less, if there are extended pauses/breaks between the nectar flows. Means: there is a flow, then there is no flow at all over some time, then there is a flow, again no flow and so...
  6. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Bees in Warré hives work the canola. In a slow motion video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1DCWy_JU3Y
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1DCWy_JU3Y
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    So, no significant differences. Thanks.
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Which is? Significantly?

    Watch out, thrifty beeekeepers ask things they already know, to test the opponent's knowledge. ;)
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    That's because of the greenish attitude of the hive and folks that are drawn to it, expect it to work by it's own. As is with any other hive, too, bees need to be cared about. Some hive a package and...
  10. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    You don't need any weight on top of the lid. If you are using a telescoping cover, use one that reaches down 4 inches/10 cm over the topbox. A lid with that height doesn't come off even in storms. I...
  11. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    It is a Warré hive with frames and a different lid. That's it. Needed a different roof when I started migrating. Also frames were necessary to work more hives in less time. Strictly spoken it is not...
  12. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/9_5_2015/b1.jpg

    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/9_5_2015/a4.jpg

    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/9_5_2015/b2.jpg
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    And please notice that one of the big promoters of Warré hives on this forum has kept bees on fixed comb (and still keep about 20 of them) in fixed comb hives for ten years.
  14. Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    You know when to add another box when the hive has plenty of capped brood. One comb of capped brood makes three/four combs of bees. Three hive bodies make 24 combs. So you need at least 6 combs of...
  15. Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    Don't bulk feed splits and swarms. Just a little but constant flow. Only so much as they can take in a night or within a couple of days. That is true for any sort of hive. Feed until winter.
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  16. Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    If you feed them, you get as many hives bodies with drawn comb as you wish. A good young queen, tons of bees, good feeding and you will have no problems at all.

    Best is to work box by box. First...
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    Re: BernhardHeuvel method

    Exactly so. Replace if those frames are emptied too fast.



    True, but try it first the way I described it. Bees start brooding in the midst of the winter, even in harsh conditions. Restricting...
  18. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Hives are full of bees, top to bottom.http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/2_5_2015/d1.jpg

    Working till dusk. It is 15 degrees Celsius. A very nice temperature to work. I love those warm Spring nights....
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    Re: BernhardHeuvel method

    You adjust the number of frames to the queen's ability to lay eggs. In February you can see the queen's ability by her first broodnest dimension. So if she only needs three frames, she needs three...
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    Re: BernhardHeuvel method

    When the sweet cherry starts they get a drone frame and if that one is build and drawn, they get a frame of foundation in the broodnest.

    How many cells does one frame have?! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    From egg to bee, a video:
    http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/150415-ngm-bees-more
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    Re: BernhardHeuvel method

    Nice cluster.

    Check the combs for brood (eggs, fresh brood). Reduce combs to number of combs that have brood. That can be 2-6 combs. Queen on brood combs. The rest of the combs go behind the...
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    Re: Too many stings/venom?

    Take vitamin C. Bee stings use up your body's vitamins. Especially vitamin C should be supplemented.

    If your immune system is lowered due to illness or stress, you get worse reactions than normal.
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    Re: Too many stings/venom?

    Took ~ 500 stings at one time with no effects at all. Dropped a full hive off a hand truck. Rows of bees were dangling down by their stingers from my naked forearms. I had stings all over the body.
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    Re: BernhardHeuvel method

    Don't try to solve all problems in your head, but progress step by step and learn in real life.

    Do you use one deep brood chamber or two mediums?

    With a deep you move the honey combs behind...
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