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  1. #1
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    Default Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    My 1st hive at the back yard.
    New baby queen, 3 combs.

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    Back
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    My uncle just add 3 hives for my field training.

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    He placed them under the mango tree and we may have problem with red ants!

    Ants nest on the mango tree
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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Hi
    Welcome to the Forum. Could you explain how your hive works? Does it have frames, size, how many frames, how you manage the hive? Very interesting!
    Серёжа, Sergey

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Welcome.. I too am interested to see how our counterparts the world over do it.

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Can we see pictures of the hives while you have them open? I'd be quite interested in how they're constructed, too

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Interesting.
    I've heard from several souces that using cinamon around the hives discourges or repels ants because they dont like the 'scent'. Since you have ants that actively 'nest' above or in close promity to the hives this might be something to try - that's a natural choice or option. How much/little I haven't determined but will be testing on mine this summer.

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    I'm not sure about measurement of the hive. I guess the taiwanese one is smaller than langstroth hives. Maybe a bit smaller.
    1 hive(or 1box) could contain 10 frames at max(not include the feeder)

    There're 2 windows for ventilation when we need to move the hives. So in side the hives wouldn't be too hot.
    Since we live in tropical weather. There're lots of bugs and ants on the ground also very humid. So we put the hives on the base.(as you can see in the picture) The base mostly made from metal and sometimes we put grease-lubricant on the base legs to prevent ants.

    We have to put the hives under the tree to get some shade since the weather its about 90F or more during the day and humidity about 60% or more.

    I'll upload more pictures very soon.

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Elle:

    That hive has character. Really like it...

    Sondra

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    some more pictures of my hive and my uncles' hives.

    inside the hive with 8 frames and feeder tray on top of the frames.
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    window for ventilation when we need to move the hives. Close the entrance and leave both windows, front and back open when we move them
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    This one is an empty hive. Still in good condition but hasn't been used
    inside the box
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    My bee hive... only have 3 frames and a young virgin queen. She hasn't lay eggs yet
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    inside my bee hive. I put tray feeder inside the box. since I only have 3 frames. I hope my queen will mate soon.


    I have no luck today. I can't find my queen and I got stung on my nose!
    So, I didn't take a good photos today.
    I'll keep post more soon.

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Been many years ago, but I use to live in Chiangmai and raised bees too. Always had to put the legs of the hive stands in cups of water to form a moat so the red ants wouldn't cross. And then sometimes that didn't work either. Also remember spreading diesel fuel on the ground around the hives to discourage the ants. The ants will destroy a hive in no time flat if given the opportunity. Good luck. Where in Chiangmai do you live?

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Thanks for the pictures of your hives! The ventilation doors are an interesting feature of your hives.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Interesting to see hives in CM - I will be working there in a about a months time.
    I remember a shop near the Night Bazaar selling honey and bee products.

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    Default Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by Michigan Hobby View Post
    Where in Chiangmai do you live?
    I live in Sarapee District

    Yesterday, Red ants army attack one of my uncle's hive!. I swept them away and has to put some diesel fuel on the legs of the base. I checked the hive today. Ants didn't come back to that hive but they change to another hive

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