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  1. #1
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    Default Hello from Holland

    Hello beekeepers.
    My name is Wim and I am from Holland.

    I am 30 years old and recently started to keep bees.

    I currently have 2 Buckfast hives and an additional 4 empty hives to be filled next year.

    I joined this forum as I wanted to see how things are done outside my own country.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome!
    Post a picture of your hives?

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome!

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome Wim!
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome to the site!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome, are bee clubs common in Holland ?, we have several in our area.
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Thank you for the welcomes.

    Yes we do have a lot of beeclubs in Holland.

    Here are photo's of my stand and hives:
    Stand Small.JPG

    Modified Dadant Small.JPG

    I have built 6 Modified dadant hives, in the buckfast groups they call these Brother Adams design. These are used at the Buckfast abbey as well.

    Instead of the normal 12 frame broodbox I have 13 as I work with 35mm spacing instead of the 38mm lots of people use.

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome. More info on beekeeping in your area would be interesting.

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    What info are you interested in?

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welkom op onze forum!

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Wim, I just watched an interesting Youtube video, "Beekeeping by Rotation System" and was intruiged by the synthetic hives. I take it they are light and provide more insulation for the bees. Have you used these and are they widely available in Holland?

    Regards,
    Janet

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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    I have not used these myself, but they are used a lot over here. In fact if you were to buy new complete hives I believe that they are cheaper as well. If you want to buy these hives, have a look for segeberger hives. They come in two standard sizes German normal (370x223mm frames with 12mm ears) and simplex(360x280mm with 38mm ears). I am not sure what the correct english names are for these frame sizes but I hope its clear enough.

    A reason why these hives are getting more popular over here is that the original design was changed so that the standard frame size used in holland fits in the hive. Over here most of the hives have frames of the simplex size. Few keep dadant us or modified but thats about it.

  16. #16
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    Brunssum, Netherlands
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    I work with Segeberger hives :-)

  17. #17
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    Default Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome Wim! Looking forward to learning how bees are kept in Holland.

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