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    Re: Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    I've gone facebook! Follow the progress of my Native Stingless bees on facebook. Groupname: "Chiang Mai Stingless bees"
  2. Re: Can I move entire colony into a new hive box?

    Sorry, I think I explained things incorrectly. I want to move frames from a more delapidated box into the box in which the colony failed. Is that OK? I assume that the important thing is that when...
  3. Can I move entire colony into a new hive box?

    One of my colonies died out from mismanagement and I'd like to refurbish the box (paint etc...). Can I transfer all frames, including the queen, into a new box, just like that? any preparation...
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    Re: Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    Pictures of bees using the modeling clay that I had used to seal the incoming plastic tube from Teak post. Also a picture of the top section of my box in which I hope to get the bees to deposit honey...
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    Re: Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    Update - The bees are hard at work inside my new split box attached to the teak post at my guesthouse and it appears that they are making use of the modeling clay that I used to seal around the...
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    Re: Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    After a little further research i think it is more likely that when doing a split the queen from original colony would move into new box and begin to lay eggs rather than workers laying eggs to make...
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    Re: Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    Three days into my soft split. Very premature to be checking, but I couldnt help myself. The attached photos show the bees sealing cracks and investigating this new cavity. Also, they have decided...
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    Re: Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    "Soft split" meaning that the bees are coaxed out of their existing home; log, tree, wall etc into a new hive box attached to the entrance via some kind of tube which forces the bees to travel...
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    Stingless bees in Thailand soft split

    I've got a guesthouse with teak posts that the stingless bees (Tetragonula Pagdenis) love. I've got four active colonies that live inside the teak posts and now I am attempting a soft split with a...
  10. Re: After split no queen, few workers, mostly drones

    Looks like the split colony is getting weaker. I've imported three frames of workers from another hive. I sprayed old and new frames with sugar water solution to prevent fighting. I was told that...
  11. Re: After split no queen, few workers, mostly drones

    Thanks so much. In my estimation the drone population versus workers is so one-sided that I wonder if I can do anything to save the parent hive. The new split is doing fine. I'll try to take a queen...
  12. Re: After split no queen, few workers, mostly drones

    I have Apis Mellifera.
    Thank you for your suggestion, but the problem is that the new split is doing well the Parent colony is suffering. If I re-introduce the original queen then I lose the new...
  13. After split no queen, few workers, mostly drones

    I think I moved the queen along with the queen cell frames and brood frames into the new split box. Oops! The problem is with the parent box. Parent box is now 80% drones. 3 of 5 frames have all been...
  14. Re: Has anyone visited beekeepers in Thailand?

    I live in Northern Thailand and haven't seen nor heard about this. Elephants afraid of getting stung by bees C'mon.
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    Beekeeping in Thailand

    Hello everyone. I am a new beek in northern Thailand. The weather here is generally warm to hot so the winter issues are not so pressing as in North America. I'd like to learn from other with...
  16. Re: Split a stingless hive for first time, looking for reaction to video

    Hi. I am in Thailand and we are looking for away to hive stingless bees. The local farmers say it cannot be done. These are wild bees that I am trying to capture and raise. I'd like to see the inside...
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