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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009
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    Louisburg, NC
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    Default managing carniolians for honey

    I am interested in members thoughts on managing carniolians and Russian bees for honey. I run 2 deeps and seem to leave a lot of honey in the hive bodies. I saw a related post from a member in Germany last week and cannot track it down. I am interested in supering strategies including use of excluders and foundation with carniolians.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2004
    Location
    Camas, WA
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    Default Re: managing carniolians for honey

    I've never had Russians, but I don't do anything different for my NWC than I do with my Italians. I get about the same production. The NWC have come from Strachen's and Honey Run Apiaries.
    Bruce

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Hampden County, Mass, USA
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    56

    Default Re: managing carniolians for honey

    You can always pull honey out of the brood boxes to extract. just feed afterwards

  4. #4
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    Jun 2008
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    Sacramento,California,USA
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    Default Re: managing carniolians for honey

    I think 2 deeps are too much space for a broodnest during honey honey production, especially with carni's. Try reducing to one deep with mediums over that.

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