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  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:20 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
The foil is secured later by some slats and staples. Not to worry much about as the combs will be attached to the walls on both sides.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:23 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Swarm choosed a log hive/bee gum I made last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbeNCwrxdl8
  Topic: Oxalic acid evaporators
zaunreiter

Replies: 5
Views: 3400

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:12 am   Subject: Oxalic acid evaporators
Oxamat Mini for Warré hives:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdsbClU0y6I

Uses a car battery and a headlamp bulb (H4 55/60 W) as a heat source. The fan distributes the vapor throughout the hive.
  Topic: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
zaunreiter

Replies: 40
Views: 53859

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 6:06 am   Subject: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
Gut microbial communities of social bees

Waldan K. Kwong & Nancy A. Moran
Nature Reviews Microbiology (2016) doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2016.43
http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/fu ...
  Topic: Varroa out of control - what pesticides got to do with it
zaunreiter

Replies: 17
Views: 17018

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:32 am   Subject: Varroa out of control - what pesticides got to do with it
Impacts of the Eu Neonicotinoids Restriction: A Case Study from the Czech Republic
Erik Tihelka
Outlooks on Pest Management, Volume 27,*Number 2, April 2016, pp. 84-87(4)
  Topic: Dead bees, mouldy comb
zaunreiter

Replies: 1
Views: 1699

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:35 am   Subject: Dead bees, mouldy comb
Not save.

Post pics from the bees on the floor, combs and the stand in the apiary they were in. So we can find out what killed them.

Sort the bees by size of the abdomen and set them in rows b ...
  Topic: Building from a conventional hive to a warré
zaunreiter

Replies: 2
Views: 1666

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:26 pm   Subject: Building from a conventional hive to a warré
You better make swarms (artificial shook swarms or natural swarms) and install those into your Warré. That will be more successful than "growing" them downwards. They stay in their original ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
zaunreiter

Replies: 228
Views: 383730

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:01 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
I am adding more insulation now. At the top the thickest insulation. Starting to think, that more insulation all around the Bien would be good, but you need to regulate the ventilation then.
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
zaunreiter

Replies: 228
Views: 383730

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:01 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Ich habe mich stets gefragt, weshalb die wilden Bienenvölker in den Baumhöhlen in Frankreich, USA, ... die Varroa jahrelang überleben. Und warum sie, sobald sie in Bienenbeuten transferiert werden, do ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:22 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Second cleansing flight this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjY-RZppwB8
  Topic: queen rearing
zaunreiter

Replies: 5
Views: 2853

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:07 am   Subject: queen rearing
Make use of swarm cells: http://www.biobees.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14937
  Topic: wind protection for hive
zaunreiter

Replies: 2
Views: 2272

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:04 am   Subject: wind protection for hive
Plant a hedge, multiple rows. Hay or straw bales are a good quick fix and protects both, the young hedge and bees. Anything that deflects the wind is good.

A hedge is good, because the wind doesn' ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:48 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Frost at nighttime (-1°C) but during daytime there is some sunshine the bees make use of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3AZKSnh1hQ

The bees also welcome the beekeeper. Smile
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:02 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Professor Seeley found the small hives more advantageous for the bees:
https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/42437
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
zaunreiter

Replies: 23
Views: 11470

PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:56 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
We don't necessarily feel the need to judge others for their differences.

Exactly so. Couldn't agree more.

In the end we all love our bees and should do, what our bees do: sharing.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:03 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Talking about micro-climate inside and outside the hive. It both matters much.

Never measured myself the temperatures but have a friend doing it. He is working with Professor Tautz. As far as I kno ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:12 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
I am living at the border to the Netherlands. Yes, it is much warmer here where I live. People jokingly say: it is the "northest part of Italy".
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:32 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Winter is fading out, spring about to come. Let the new
life be born and a new cycle begin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KpnVKcULpQ
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:50 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Been busy. I am a fulltime beekeeper now, making a living from it. Also my daughter was born last year and I am enjoying a wonderful time.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:41 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
First cleansing flight of the year today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwQEju7k-TI

Bees go for water and forage for pollen. Brooding starts again, and thus the bee season.

Bernhard
  Topic: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
zaunreiter

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:54 am   Subject: Re: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
...they can get very aggressive if crossed with certain imports. ...

Nothing to do with crossings. Black bees do have a hot temper by themself. Always drive down to the breeder you get your bees fr ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:44 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
A bee tries to get rid of a mite that is riding piggyback on the bee.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgtFh5-YtdM
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

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Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:26 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Those bees living there for years.

One of my survival colonies October 2015:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNwJirk8q-c


On the other hand I rescued another beekeeper's hives because despite h ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:16 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
A wild bee hive in a wall surviving for years without treatments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzhSjk-XSbc
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:40 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
End of September impressions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNvlVjtjv6Q
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:53 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Care yourself for bee food and make fields of flowers - especially in the time the bees prepare for winter...

http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/13_9_2015/a1.jpg

http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/13_ ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:37 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Most of my bees are Buckfast bees now, since they are very healthy by itself. No fiddling and pushing necessary. No inbreeding.

No. Not my invention. Just Gatineau hives, which were developed on th ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:04 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
This is how the hives look like just before I start preparing the bees for winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA_BjTQDoww
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:22 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Bee bee tree...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Domsywdn8YI
  Topic: Living in a bee house
zaunreiter

Replies: 381
Views: 374289

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:07 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Wasps, wasps, wasps...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTT7g2nEito

Too many of them. Already killed some hives. Those were smaller hives. The wasps don't attack the bigger hives...yet. In 2013 the ...
 
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