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Musings About a Double Colony Hive

 
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Tomas
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Location: West Central Honduras, Central America

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:26 am    Post subject: Musings About a Double Colony Hive Reply with quote

Seeing anomalies and other oddities is common enough with beekeeping in Honduras, because of both the Africanized bees present here and also the population of different native stingless bees. One these experiences for me involved a hive with two colonies.

When you read about bees you often come across information and references to double colony hives. Normally this is where the beekeeper will set up two distinct hives side by side, both with their own queen but who share a common stack of supers. Mine was a bit different—being that it formed naturally and with two distinct types of bees.

“Musings About a Double Colony Hive”
http://musingsonbeekeeping.blogspot.com/2016/02/musings-about-double-colony-hive.html

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catchercradle
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, I only remember apis melifera during my three months in Belize many years ago.

In a Peroni Hive just outside Cambridge there are two colonies at opposite corners of the brood box. Helen who manages those bees with me went to put a swarm in and found that one had already moved in but having nowhere else to put them walked them in anyway and the two colonies have set up in opposite corners. I am looking forward to seeing what they are up to in a couple of months time when the weather here warms up.
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Para los apicultores y miembros de este foro quien habla español, ya tengo este en mi otro blog, “Reflexiones Sobre Apicultura.”

For the Spanish speaking beekeepers and members here on this forum, I now have this post on my companion blog, “Reflexiones Sobre Apicultura.”

“Reflexiones Acerca de Una Colmena Doble”
http://reflexionessobreapicultura.blogspot.com/2016/03/reflexiones-acerca-de-una-colmena-doble.html
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