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  Topic: smoker fuel
jetam

Replies: 12
Views: 19361

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:26 am   Subject: smoker fuel
Interesting, but I don't think the purpose of the smoker is to have sleepy bees ... Rolling Eyes Laughing
  Topic: Not taking syrup
jetam

Replies: 5
Views: 3930

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:40 am   Subject: Not taking syrup
Slovakia Laughing
  Topic: Not taking syrup
jetam

Replies: 5
Views: 3930

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 12:14 pm   Subject: syrup with nozetom
ciao....
we have very bad weather in mid europe, in slovakia last month (may). I did start to feed my bees (warre hive) last two weeks. I mix 1:1 syrup with "nozetom" and bees drink app. 1, ...
  Topic: Sugar Dusting
jetam

Replies: 1
Views: 4292

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: Sugar Dusting
what kind of sugar are you using for dusting?
  Topic: Propolis
jetam

Replies: 1
Views: 3870

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:57 am   Subject: Propolis
Im looking for topic about Propolis and products from this glue. I made tincture so far.
  Topic: Making top bar hive
jetam

Replies: 3
Views: 9133

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: Re: Making top bar hive
Hi,
for outside coat (only outside) I use mixture of used oil from deep fryer and bee wax. Ratio 10:1. Paint with warm solution.
  Topic: do bees pollinate elder?
jetam

Replies: 3
Views: 13776

PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:02 am   Subject: do bees pollinate elder?
Yes, elder.... Sambucus nigra...
we use:
flowers for syrup and light wine (champagne)
berries for wine (heavy for stomac but curative) and compote
wood for reed-pipes, fujara (UNESCO heritage), di ...
  Topic: do bees pollinate elder?
jetam

Replies: 3
Views: 13776

PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:33 am   Subject: do bees pollinate elder?
while picking elder flowers for syrup Ive noticed that bees are not attracted to elder flowers full of pollen and nectar....

What about yours observations?
  Topic: smoker fuel
jetam

Replies: 12
Views: 19361

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:34 am   Subject: smoker fuel
sorry for my english....Im not native Englishman Smile

I wrote in translator "prachnive drevo" and it found:
brittle wood
punk wood
rotten wood

than Ive put these three one by one in ...
  Topic: smoker fuel
jetam

Replies: 12
Views: 19361

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: smoker fuel
ciao...
...onion? it must smell horribly Smile (I love onion to eat, but when it burns....)

I tried either water, either smoker....I prefer smoker...(but always have water at disposal - after stings, ...
  Topic: Beginner's problem - what to do?
jetam

Replies: 17
Views: 14999

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:36 am   Subject: Beginner's problem - what to do?
Wow! Looks good! We did the same conversion and the bees are fine.

Looks like a really nice farm you have there. I don't understand much Polish(?), so is it farm project or is it a family business? ...
  Topic: Pre-swarm split - how many swarm cells to leave?
jetam

Replies: 7
Views: 9688

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:32 pm   Subject: Re: Pre-swarm split - how many swarm cells to leave?
Do I leave all 5 swarm cells alone and let the bees decide which one will be the new queen...

dont do this. Bees cant decide which queen should remain. The first one that crawl out from cell will ...
  Topic: Beginner's problem - what to do?
jetam

Replies: 17
Views: 14999

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:01 pm   Subject: Re: Beginner's problem - what to do?
Hope, this video helps...
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Skanzen-trad%C3%ADci%C3%AD-153541974840005/videos/?ref=page_internal

its me doing swap from classical hive to TBH. Everything went smothlie ...
  Topic: icing sugar containing starch
jetam

Replies: 2
Views: 5638

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:42 am   Subject: Re: icing sugar containing starch
Granulated sugar and Im using Zepter hand mixer. It works perferct.
  Topic: Beevital Hive clean substitution
jetam

Replies: 0
Views: 5715

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am   Subject: Beevital Hive clean substitution
Hi everybody Smile

Im using this substitution for BHC with good results. Receipt was mimic from old beekeeper in czech republic. He applies it from spring till late autumn (every 6-8 week).
So here ...
  Topic: warm winter in Slovakia
jetam

Replies: 2
Views: 9694

PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:40 am   Subject: warm winter in Slovakia
I am a bit worried, because bees in Slovakia started to fly. Winter should be until 21.3. Next weekend weather forecast says 15C. Shocked
 
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