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  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:01 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
I hereby declare myself to be a student of you Bernhard.

What you have to say about the bees in this thread is truly amazing.

Never before have I read anyone with an understanding of the bees ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:40 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Thanks Bernhard

So you only nadir in the colonies first year, so following a split etc.

by the way, when are you writing a book Smile

Yes I would be glad to buy a book from this amazing beekeepe ...
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:12 pm   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
The Honeybees are thermophilic and love a space that is small and warm.
One way to make a small family in a nuc go down into a nadiring box of normal size, is to reduce the cold space below.

The ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:22 pm   Subject: Thank you.
Wonderful photos, food and woodstove. Is it German ? Thank you very much for sharing. Smile
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