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    Re: Block/log hive slightly modernized

    I bought a new chain, and used chain saw oil made out of rape seed. Watched this video before starting, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28R67u-4efs, but ended up sawing just one piece out.
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    Re: Block/log hive slightly modernized

    Thanks for advice!

    The height of mine is about 37 cm, I estimate them to weigh about max 22 kg when full.
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    Block/log hive slightly modernized

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    This is my first go into the world of block hives. I tried to find as big as possible trees fallen by wind, but to my disappointment the ones that were near enough road (heavy to...
  4. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Not sure either.
    And that is why I have been urging the Arista Group to start real life survival tests.



    Something may be happening, but I cannot tell...
  5. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Lunden= natural type of park
    Linden= lind= lehmus= tree

    In the old days, most of the beekeepers in Finland had American style Langstroth boxes (brood and honey same type) with upper entrances...
  6. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Sorry, I meant the way they count the VSH factor.

    Treated bees + artifical contamination with known number of mites in the moment when new queen (one drone insemination) has her first open brood...
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    BartJan started here in Europe, Arista Reseach, but the big plyers and money are elsewhere...

    Varroa resistance is an additive trait. Free mating with unsuitable drones and it drops to 50%. The...
  8. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Gave her some info, via Twitter, and contact information of BartJan Fernhaut, who has bred 100% VSH bees in Hawaii. Maybe they could use proper TF stock next time. She agreed that the bees in CF...
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    Re: Sam comfort 2018 video

    "Mysteries of the #Comforthive Explained
    A box hive inspired by Warre, Quinby, and Bevan. From the top down:
    - 18" x 18" tile, or plywood, roofing, etc.
    - Top feeder- quart deli containers with 6...
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    Re: Sam comfort 2018 video

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    It Finland it goes this way. :)
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    Re: Sam comfort 2018 video

    Made two to test.

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  12. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    I havent seen any studies, and it is maybe because nobody uses top entrances here in Scandinavia. The bottom ventilation and polystyrene hives is the norm, and even wooden boxes are without top...
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    Re: Sam comfort 2018 video

    I suppose everybody has seen this:
    https://www.beeculture.com/sam-comfort/

    The 13x13x6 "shallow warre" is actually quite interesting set-up. There is probably no hive easier/cheaper to make.
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    Re: Sam Comfort colonies

    How are the hives with Sam Comfort queens doing? Any data of mites?
  15. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Did the both groups have similar structure concerning upper entrances?
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    Im pretty sure it was market demand.
  17. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Ok. :thumbsup:
    Ruttner and Adam could not study dna or microsatellites. They looked and measured from outside.

    But about Italian race:
    How can they know, that the Ligurian (with no M linage...
  18. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    I think this is exactly how Ruttner (and Adam) saw it.
  19. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    I use queen excluder in the hive bottom. Towards the spring it is kind of automatic air conditioning, less air circulation because of dead bees on it.
  20. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Hello Eduardo,

    Id live to have that paper.
    It is so frustrating when lecturing beekeeping and people are stuck up with this race issue. Like this: "I have italian bees because they are yellow"...
  21. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Ok.

    M linage is the black bee
    C linage is italian and carnica

    A is a bit more complicated... AI, AII and AIII "The third group contains the reference A. m. intermissa and IHBs of the...
  22. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    In heavy winter conditions it works well to have wide bottom entrance or whole bottom open. The most deadly set-up is one smallish bottom entrance.

    I have entrances both ways in winter (=entrance...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    The use of upper entrances and consumption of food:
    https://www.beeculture.com/winter-management/

    "E.B. Wedmore calculated the amount of honey required to overwinter a measured population of bees...
  24. Re: I had an Old school beekeeper check my hives

    What kind of winter you have there?

    To my eyes those hives in the video hive were weak, but our winters last 6 months.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    Im starting a new project which is aimed to widespread my resistant bee material among all beekeepers interested.

    The idea is to sell breeder queens (2 or more) to beekeeper groups and...
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