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    Default beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Hy... i want to share with you our beekeeping, that is quite diffrent than in other countries. We use our own AŽ hives, and keep them in so called beehouses.

    This is traditional beehouse:



    So you have your hives protected from weather conditions, you work from inside, keep all your tools in... so its much less work.

    I am starting to build my own beehouse:





    And our hive (we are using also top bar hive):



    I will post some new pictures soon, if you have any questions just ask

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginer from Slovenia

    I will post some new pictures soon,
    Keep them comeing, that looks realy classy for a beginner
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
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    Default Re: beekeeper beginer from Slovenia

    Bostek, thanks for posting the pictures. How much honey per hive is expected in your region?

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginer from Slovenia

    How cool is that?! I also keep chickens and it reminds me of a chicken coop from the outside. Thanks for sharing!

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginer from Slovenia

    Dober Dan, Kak ti kaj gre? I am in the Chicago area with 20 hives ampak sem Slovenc. Iscem recepturo za medeno zganje. Can you help?

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginer from Slovenia

    Keep them comeing, that looks realy classy for a beginner
    I will show you next year when its finished.
    This is my first mini "beehouse" where i have 3 hives:



    Bostek, thanks for posting the pictures. How much honey per hive is expected in your region?
    Hy... i think that average is 25kg, but this is not exact number.

    Quote Originally Posted by stajerc61 View Post
    Dober Dan, Kak ti kaj gre? I am in the Chicago area with 20 hives ampak sem Slovenc. Iscem recepturo za medeno zganje. Can you help?
    Zdravo... pripravljamo se na zimo. Pa vi? Recepet za medeno žganje(če potrebuješ ti jih pošljem več):

    http://www.kulinarika.net/recepti/11...medeno-zganje/

    Recipe for honey spirit (i hope this is right transaltion):
    http://translate.google.com/translat...medeno-zganje/

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginer from Slovenia

    Hvala lepa za recepturo. Nisem nikoli slisal da bi dali limono ali cimet v medico ampak bom probal. Mi se tudi pripravljamo na zimo. Upam da se kmalo spet slisimo. Mogoce lahko prides k nam in mi en cebelnjak skup zbijes. Zivijo!

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    If you care to use a language other than English, please take it to private communication.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing the photos!

    I just saw a NOVA documentary called "Tales From the Hive" that showed a beehouse that I think was in a German orchard. Same kind of thing where all the hives opened from the back into the honey house. Pretty cool concept.

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Yes, this is very cool. Post more pictures. I remember reading & seeing pictures of something like this being done in some areas of the US around 100 years ago.

    When you work them from inside & bees get out into the room, is there an issue with them getting back into the hive?

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Hello Bostek, Nice job!! Your quite the carpenter and craftsman. I have gotten violin wood from your country and It must be quite beautiful there! Thanks for the post! And good luck with the bees.

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Could you please describe your box design?
    Looks like a raise panel cover and some hinges ?
    Please elaborate.

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Thanks for sharing your culture with me across the planet! Without the Interweb and BeeSourceDOTcom...I would not have known about the craftsmanship of Slovenia's beekeepers!! Keep it up!!

    I'd love to see more of how the world's culture's are adapting their techniques and equipment to their localized environments.....or even how within the US; how each region handles their variables?!!

    That is a very elaborate hive I've seen pictured....hinges[for observation??]. Super nice HoneyHouse; your structure is coming along nicely and the 3 hive stand is very nice....is the height stand for bear control?

    Thanks again, BeeSourceDOTcom and great layout showing some of your equipment bostek!! Let's see more of beekeeping in Slovenia.

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Wow, how interesting!! Thanks so much for posting the pictures and info. So neat to see how others house their bees. Thanks again!!

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    These beehouses are beautiful and they teach what can be done. I would be interested in the way the bees are handled inside the house, what the frames look like, how the frames are supported and how the expansion of the individual hive is handled.
    As a side note, I listen almost every day to RadioOberkrain.de and just love the music.
    Take care and have fun

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Hi Bostek,

    I had the pleasure of visiting a Slovenian beeyard some years back. I can't remeber his name but he had a successful business mixing honey with Beetroot juice. Great Beekeepers in your country.

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    When you work them from inside & bees get out into the room, is there an issue with them getting back into the hive?
    You just leave beehouse door and window(s) open, and they go out. No problem

    Hello Bostek, Nice job!! Your quite the carpenter and craftsman. I have gotten violin wood from your country and It must be quite beautiful there! Thanks for the post! And good luck with the bees.
    Thanks. Here are some pictures from Bled, and Soča (where they filmed Price Caspian)

    Soča:
    ¸

    http://socawalley.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html

    Bled:


    Could you please describe your box design?
    You have 2 floors. This is typical AŽ hive. On bottom floor you have beequeen and brood, food and so on. There is a queen grid, that prevents queen to go on 1. floor. So you seperate honey from young ones. If you want, you can remove the grid and have brood also up. So that is some basic about hive.
    You can have also 3 floor AŽ hive or some other versions.

    And every floor has its own "door", that you can remove if you want(when you check inside). Otherwise you just look at bees thrue the net.
    Behind the net you have container, where you put sugar solution, when they dont have enough to eat.


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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Hello Bostek, please send me a private message regarding your bee house. I would like to send you my email address. Thanks, I would like to keep in touch with you because I do not know any Slovenian beekeepers.

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Quote Originally Posted by bostek View Post
    ....beekeeping, that is quite diffrent than in other countries. We use our own AŽ hives, and keep them in so called beehouses.
    This is traditional beehouse:

    ....

    Do you think about using solar cells on the roof? Is the solar power concept popular among beekeepers in your country?

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    Default Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Quote Originally Posted by sjj View Post
    Do you think about using solar cells on the roof? Is the solar power concept popular among beekeepers in your country?
    I think its good solution, if you dont have any other powersource nearby...i know some that have it for keeping away bears - movement sensors and sirens... because in some parts they have problems with them.
    I have seen also that they use car battery and converter to 220V. That is also one possibility.

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