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Odisej
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Joined: 10 Mar 2011
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Location: Slovenia, EU

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Carniolan bee and natural comb building Reply with quote

Hello Friends

Apis mellifera carnica or Carniolan bee or "the gray (animal)" as we call it here in Slovenia, EU.
The only breed allowed in our country to keep the cleanliness of the race.

If you like you can read more about 'our Wink ' bee here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carniolan_honey_bee

Some pictures about Carnica which I taken in last two years.



March on Goat Willow Salix caprea


March first pollen



March on spring crocus




April on Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale




April on Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale




April on Field Scabious Knautia arvensis




May on Faba Bean 2 Vicia faba L.




May on Faba Bean 1 Vicia faba L.




September on Facelia tanacetifolia




Natural comb just started




Natural comb beggining




Natural comb finished




Variety of cells




A lot of pollen for brood




A lot of brood




Covered brood




Enough drones




Covered queen cell
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Mark Young
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Location: High Weald, Kent, England

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are some really nice photos. Thank you very much for sharing them.
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colobeekeep
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pictures!! Thank you for sharing them!!
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mmiller
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics!

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andy pearce
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice photos
thanks for sharing them
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biobee
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent photos - thank you.

I see that you seem to use rather shallow frames for brood. Is that typical, or do you just run standard hives without queen excluders?
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Bush_84
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to get new world carniolans this spring. Pics look good!
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david3649
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a carniolan nucleus on order for this spring.

Great pictures, thanks for posting them.
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Odisej
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Location: Slovenia, EU

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

biobee wrote:
Excellent photos - thank you.
I see that you seem to use rather shallow frames for brood. Is that typical, or do you just run standard hives without queen excluders?

It's 'typical' for my hives Smile And I do not use queen excluders.







But I decided now to join two bodies and the bottom slat of frames will be removed to get something like Denis' half frame.




Have a nice day.
Marko
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FollowMeChaps
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Location: North Somerset, SW UK

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Odisej and excellent pictures.
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Morlock5K
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Location: UK, West Yorkshire, Wakefield

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pics. I look forward to more! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great use of color. All so vibrant and alive!
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MilanBencúr
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Joined: 23 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bees must have a natural bottom frame bar 7 mm wide and 12 mm high. Wide and low bottom slat frame is unsatisfactory.



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Odisej
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Milan

Can you please explain your statement.
As I can see on your webpage
the bottom slat of the 130mm frame is wide and low Smile
Maybe I did not understand your post correctly.

One more request: please translate in english the following text:
Thank you.
Marko

Včelstvá Warré prezimovali v dvoch nadstavkoch. Keď začne stabilnejšia znáška z vŕb a ovocných stromov, t.j. keď je už uložené malé množstvo jarného medu v najvrchnejšom nadstavku, aspoň 5 kg alebo je asi z polovice plný, toto podlažie, ktoré označujem ako box č. 1, odložím bokom. Podobne, nasledujúci box č. 2 s plodom tiež odložím stranou. Na ďalšie podlažie č. 3 umiestnim box č. 1, ktorý som mal odložený bokom a v ktorom sú zásoby s medom. Na box č. 1 položím box č. 2 s plodom, ktorý bol tiež odložený stranou. Na box č. 2 položím špeciálny nadstavok s rámikmi na produkciu medu v panenskom diele. Výsledkom takejto rotácie nadstavkov je situácia, že nad plodovým hniezdom vznikol prázdny priestor bez medových zásob. Včely sú preto nútené postaviť v rámikoch chýbajúce dielo a ukladať doň znášku čerstvého nektáru. Okrem toho, včely nikdy neukladajú med pod potomstvo. Budú mať tendenciu prenášať medové zásoby z boxu č. 1 smerom hore, preto rýchlo zaplnia rámiky s čerstvo postaveným panenským dielom v špeciálnom nadstavku. To je všetko, čo je nevyhnutné urobiť pre získanie krásnych panenských plástov plných čerstvého jarného medu.
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kmccune
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Location: USA, Wisconsin, Somerset

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just gotten some of these bees, I understand that they have a tenancy to swarm more then others. Do you have any comments about that and them in general? They seem very docile so far. And they have found pollen in NW Wisconsin in April, so they must me good foragers!

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MilanBencúr
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odisej, + 3 = box 130 mm high, 7 frames
1 replace 2 = box 210 mm high, 8 top bar, nest with young
2 replace 1 = box 210 mm high, honey
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odisej,
I'm not going to sleep until I find out the kind of camera that took those stunning photos.
Pat
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