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  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Merinos

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:58 am   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Any news about them?

I could not populate mine this year: no swarming the weather was just too bad.


I also have seen on a french discussion that they did not do it... and are now availlable ...
  Topic: Might be crazy but what the hell
Merinos

Replies: 6
Views: 7828

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:40 pm   Subject: Might be crazy but what the hell
Can anyone confirm if you can see the pics?
Yes I see the pictures.

Always good to see other ways to have bees.
You plan to visit with a micro camera?
  Topic: hive bottoms
Merinos

Replies: 10
Views: 7013

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:22 pm   Subject: hive bottoms
In an hive your best enemy is humidity & bees produce a lot of water...

That is why my hives floors are always open.
  Topic: How to process honeycomb from top bar hive at home
Merinos

Replies: 6
Views: 6674

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:56 pm   Subject: How to process honeycomb from top bar hive at home
I take the maximum of the honey manualy out of the wax... And after that I will make some honeywine.
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Merinos

Replies: 17
Views: 30413

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:45 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Will this be my first perone year?

Any news on this by the one that started to yuse them... any production yet?
  Topic: When to close the ventilation holes
Merinos

Replies: 5
Views: 6624

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:26 am   Subject: When to close the ventilation holes
This year I wanted to see what my bees prefers... so I made both sides entries: on the long side & on the short one.

They have chosen : only the long side is used... & the short side holes ...
  Topic: Two Colonies in Perone
Merinos

Replies: 3
Views: 7831

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: Two Colonies in Perone
Hi,

great info... would love to hear about them next spring.
  Topic: Two Colonies in Perone
Merinos

Replies: 3
Views: 7831

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:32 pm   Subject: Two Colonies in Perone
Nice info. 2 colonies in the same box?

And many said they will kill each other. It just seems to be a question of volume.
  Topic: The Russian Scion
Merinos

Replies: 25
Views: 48487

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:27 pm   Subject: The Russian Scion
Amazing to see that the same info comes online at the same time in all languages at the same time.

The French Warré forum has the same as from September...
  Topic: Oil or wax on cedar TBH?
Merinos

Replies: 5
Views: 7554

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:19 pm   Subject: Oil or wax on cedar TBH?
most natural protection : torching the hive. Torched wood is not attractive to insect, does resist fungus...
  Topic: Hornets!
Merinos

Replies: 8
Views: 12553

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:15 pm   Subject: Hornets!
errors:

destroying hornets with gasoline

destroying hornets during the day.

the result of this combination result in hornets surviving the fire...

Once you see a problem with wasp or ho ...
  Topic: two out of three
Merinos

Replies: 4
Views: 5947

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:58 am   Subject: two out of three
Once the bees have moves from one package to an other... they are gone from the first one. It is just a fact.

So lets look at them one by one:

1) the first is doing well: great, let them go. ...
  Topic: How many bars before I space out the honey comb
Merinos

Replies: 7
Views: 9776

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:07 pm   Subject: How many bars before I space out the honey comb
I would let the bees choose.

They are the only ones that know how many bars they need.

My big TBH has now 20 brood bars and only 4 with reserves... I hope them to start to make a huge quantity o ...
  Topic: Bait Hive stolen N.Yorks
Merinos

Replies: 22
Views: 28861

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:43 pm   Subject: Bait Hive stolen N.Yorks
Although, a wild creature reduced into possession can be stolen. A good argument exists for theft of bees from a bait hive.

The sole purpose of a bait hive is to reduce bees into possession therefo ...
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
Merinos

Replies: 25
Views: 48508

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:00 pm   Subject: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
Last year a friend of mine hived a package of bees (1,75 kilo) in a Perone MkII hive and they are still going good. They filled about 2/3 of the broodbox with comb by september last year. I don't know ...
  Topic: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
Merinos

Replies: 6
Views: 7137

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:30 pm   Subject: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
I love this picture...
  Topic: Top bar hive plans
Merinos

Replies: 9
Views: 11150

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:57 pm   Subject: Top bar hive plans
Welcome,


It is always a pleasure to have a nice introduction to new friends.
  Topic: European queen breeders
Merinos

Replies: 20
Views: 42487

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:43 pm   Subject: European queen breeders
In fact selection has between others , one objective: standardization.

All hives populated by bees from the same selector will do more or less the same way.

If one dies , most will die.

Qu ...
  Topic: Minimum maintenance bee planting
Merinos

Replies: 6
Views: 12122

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:21 pm   Subject: Minimum maintenance bee planting
Salix Triandra Semperflorens. The best willow for bees.
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
Merinos

Replies: 134
Views: 239126

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:10 pm   Subject: 11 years threatment free
Last time I bought Apistan is 2003 ... And forgot to use it.
I have thrown it away in 2005.

Result 4 hives lost (100%) in April 2012. I restarted from a swarm in July 2012 and when totally natur ...
  Topic: Oscar Perone is retiring...?
Merinos

Replies: 27
Views: 52578

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:05 am   Subject: Oscar Perone is retiring...?

I did NOT infringe on Mr Perone's copyrights, The material I have was/is given free and is shared free and is under no copyright to my knowledge.


I'm very sorry, but one does not need to write ...
 
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