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    Re: Formic application methods question

    Lady tampons as carrier directly on top bars( with wings:D), I used on several colonies, seems effective. This year intend to treat whole apiary and observe thoroughly. Had no queen losses, seems...
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    Re: Problems with Carniolan Queen

    Carnies have to be prepared as you say for the winter. Stimulative feed ( at my place that is August)to not decrease brood rapidly, to have as many you can winter bees. Adequate stores...
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Bottom metal bars, metal spacers. Not easy but when get the routine not such fuss..

    Some played and made langs something simmilar.
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    Re: 2015's Queen marking color easier to see

    Yellow..http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16076&stc=1
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    Re: Frames for mini-nucs; wild hair idea?

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    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16061&stc=1
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  6. Thread: Dark Queen

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    Re: Dark Queen

    I wonder why :D

    At my place we are blessed with carnies. There is so much diversity within carnies, that I never wish any other to try. But also cause carnies are here native, they are most...
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    My mentor has one, I worked with it, fast going through supers, don't bring the bees along.. More and more is used here ( let's say - popular). It runs on car battery.
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    Re: Big population hive . Management to achive that

    Err.. Cristian, return to book reading, from your text you are jumping like grasshopper, confused. If is the same way your beekeeping, need to reorganize. Also find a good mentor.
    I live relative...
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    I don't work with AŽ, but I saw this video and a pics, which I think will show you what you asked for. My mentor has some AŽ grom.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td77m9nvM1E
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    I have one Pislak queen, will see her performance this spring. Also know some other beeks that are satisfied with them, will see their results this season also. Also I know they are sold wide in...
  11. Thread: Winter pictures?

    by Goran
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    I'm glad you like it. Here is with snow. http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15866&stc=1
    This is one older pic. These days we have pretty much snow, but I broke my camera and...
  12. Thread: Winter pictures?

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    Re: Winter pictures?

    When I have time I stand in front of hives, and watch the rush before rain and enjoy ( someone could think there is some robbing), and some moments before all goes quiet. Maybe few bees in return. ...
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Altitude is about 360-370m AMSL. Watching storms coming from horizont, and how bees react and predict the weather change, also interesting.
  14. Thread: Winter pictures?

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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Woods and hills - that is how to say in my blood. Once I was forced to live in arable plains, I was dreaming my woods and hills .. I can walk miles and miles and to don't feel any fatigue, in fact it...
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    Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

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    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15805&stc=1

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  16. Thread: Winter pictures?

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    Re: Winter pictures?

    This is frost,not snow. As my bees are up the hill.. To be in tone even my name follow that :)


    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15754&stc=1
  17. Thread: Winter pictures?

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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...
  18. Thread: Winter pictures?

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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...
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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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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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    Sticky: 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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