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  1. Bee Forum
    Good day, Two years ago I was able to trap a nice fat swarm with only a wooden box of about 20 litres without any frames or foundation. However, it was a real pain moving them to the hive... This year I am trying to build some traps "by the book". I know, I know: there is no one single...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, I only had two hives wintering this year. And unfortunately, my bees didn't survive. Apparently, blinded by my last year's success of all of my 3 hives surviving, I did a sloppy winterizing job. Now I am left with about 12 fully capped frames of honey and some of the "rest" -...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    I tried and failed to get plans for a decent bottom mounted pollen trap in the summer. I ended up buying the sundance III and used it collect the fall pollen from mid august to mid september. I really like the sundance III but sadly cannot afford to buy them in the quantities that I would...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Past week I had a huge swarm hanging in a pear tree. It was a bit difficult to catch because the swarm was hanging around the stem and several branches. I filmed the swarm: http://www.bessenkwekerij.com/2014/05/een-bijenzwerm.html Large Swarm
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