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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
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    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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    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.
    "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere." - Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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