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  1. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Mid-season in Alberta. AZ hive definitely has a different style of management than the Lang hives... still not sure if I like it better, but here are some observations, you assign the pluses and...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    first few days of above freezing temperatures around Calgary, Alberta. We had one of the coldest February's on record... I still have more than a foot of snow in the yard, but the bees are inpatient...
  3. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    My fears exactly. So I have 4 AZ hives with the "normal" AZ hive frames, which took extra effort to place a base on and build up the comb. Now I see AZ hives for sale that are built to fit the Lang...
  4. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Steve - question: the Lang frames have this widening at the upper part when looked at from the side, and that widening makes them almost touch each other. The Slovenian frames, being same width top...
  5. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Time to report:
    After building my bee house last summer, placing 4 AZ hives in it (2 triple and 2 double on top of each other), I had my first inspection for 2019 ... February was called "the...
  6. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    I am yet to finish my bee house on the inside, but I was wondering about the lights myself.
    in my shop I have one of these, that I think of duplication in my bee house as well :
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  7. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    great advice, thank you all. It is almost winter now here, in Alberta, and I hope my bees survive it...
    and now I will attempt to insert images of my bee house, with panel of 4 AZ hives, and space...
  8. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Thank you John, that's the method I used for bigger part of my frames, and was able to compare it with other methods of transfer - I can say this was by far the easiest way of transferring. I am...
  9. Thread: AZ Hives

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    Re: AZ Hives

    After some deliberations, and consultations here in this forum, I have decided to build a bee house for my new 4 AZ hives.
    I have posted few pictures here: https://sinivir.com/bee-house/ , and...
  10. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Many thanks for the ideas, I really like the "temporary" top bar to fit the Langstroth, another week for my hives to gather strength and I will introduce the new frames there... in the mean time I...
  11. Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Hi all,

    I have explored forums, looked at pictures, videos etc., on the AZ hive topic. I have decided I will move my hives from Lang to AZ system, and currently I am building the house for the...
  12. Re: Introducing new queens, but 10 days later - still no sign of eggs

    Hm, can't argue with that... Too bad such advice is always received after the fact, but on the other hand - I am glad I got it, so I am more successful next time.
    Harry - if you had to part with all...
  13. Re: Introducing new queens, but 10 days later - still no sign of eggs

    Thank you both for responding....

    I marked the queen so I can find it easier, and this is how I know it is the one I introduced. Without marking it - I have never been able to find it, so I have...
  14. Introducing new queens, but 10 days later - still no sign of eggs

    Hello all,

    Obviously I am new to the forum, and there is an overwhelming amount of threads... Here is my question:

    I came out of winter with 2 hives (very long Alberta-style winter). One of...
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