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  1. Thread: osb med. hive

    by Orje
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    Re: osb med. hive

    This is how I build my hives bodies out of plywood and some wood.
    Its steady, have hand holds and smooth inside.

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    Re: Stressful grafting and queen rearing attempt

    One way to prevent robbing of nucs is to place the nuc close to the mother beehive then you set it up. In the evening or next day then all the field bees has flown back to the origin hive its safe to...
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    Re: Stressful grafting and queen rearing attempt

    You can also try to move the nucs to another location within the bee yard. Do this in the evening then no robber bees are flying. 50 meters may be enough.
  4. Thread: Queen cells

    by Orje
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    Re: Queen cells

    If you look closely at the end of the cellbar it's only 5 mm wide. It fits perfectly between two frames, just adding 5-7 mm extra space. This prevent the bees from building extra comb on the queen...
  5. Thread: Queen cells

    by Orje
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    Re: Queen cells

    It’s a five frame Langstroth (Farrar) nuc with 10 cm free space under the frames. The green walls are insulation that gives space under the roof for a jar of sugar water on the mesh. I feed sugar...
  6. Thread: Queen cells

    by Orje
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    Queen cells

    My latest attempt to cultivate fine queen cells.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100169194/Foton%20Blogg/130606/Fina-drottningceller.jpg
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