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  Topic: High tech Warre hive connector
imkeer

Replies: 4
Views: 9519

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:58 am   Subject: High tech Warre hive connector
How come I can't see the picture? Link leads to photobucket's general page...

Luc P.intens (BE)
  Topic: Seeking a portrait of Baron von Berlepsch
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 15711

PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:25 am   Subject: Seeking a portrait of Baron von Berlepsch
great controversy at the time related to the movable frame inventions between Berlepsch Dzierzon and Langstroth

... and what about Prokopovich?

Luc P. (BE)
  Topic: Living in a bee house
imkeer

Replies: 381
Views: 651310

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:42 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
About the test of different sizes of swarm traps: In the test it is written (if I remember good) that when they gave the bees the choice between 10, 40 and 100 liter bait hives, there was a slight pre ...
  Topic: Do bees like moss?
imkeer

Replies: 23
Views: 51001

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:01 am   Subject: Do bees like moss?
https://solarbeez.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/9a-cropped-six-bees-on-moss-2-2-15-jpg-copy.jpeg

Solarpat, I went to your link in the previous post, copied the link from the browser window, pasted it ...
  Topic: Plans for the Golden hive?
imkeer

Replies: 5
Views: 19176

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:22 pm   Subject: Plans for the Golden hive?
Thanks for the link, Ernie. Nice horizontal frame hives there. But no Golden Hive plans...

Luc P. (BE)
  Topic: Chaga Mushroom Bee-tea against pesticide poisoning
imkeer

Replies: 28
Views: 57040

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:16 pm   Subject: Chaga Mushroom Bee-tea against pesticide poisoning
Paul Stamets also says that there must be a special reason why bees naturally live in rotting wood;
and they collect resin from the trees where these medicinal fungi grow...
Thanks for this interes ...
  Topic: Rose Hive method
imkeer

Replies: 86
Views: 203040

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:34 pm   Subject: Rose Hive method
I hope everyone will keep sharing...

Luc P. (BE)
  Topic: adding stratiolaelaps to a new deep floor
imkeer

Replies: 28
Views: 58179

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:14 am   Subject: adding stratiolaelaps to a new deep floor
On the beesource forum (sorry Phil Smile) you can follow the conversation, and recently some preliminary results have been posted...
http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?278433-Stratiolaelaps- ...
  Topic: Making a Long Hive - no plans required.
imkeer

Replies: 17
Views: 57473

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:24 pm   Subject: Making a Long Hive - no plans required.
Thank you very much, Colin !
I'll know what to do. I have always had a special interest in East-European long hives with a thick insulated lid on top and the beautiful wood carvings all around. Mine ...
  Topic: Making a Long Hive - no plans required.
imkeer

Replies: 17
Views: 57473

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:38 pm   Subject: Making a Long Hive - no plans required.
Both inspiring and interesting !
The next pic shows the upper or top-box in place above the three-piece crown board. The telescopic roof frame is also shown, onto which will be secured a sheet of ply ...
  Topic: Heat retention in brood box in vertical supered hives
imkeer

Replies: 16
Views: 35272

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:07 pm   Subject: Heat retention in brood box in vertical supered hives
Vielen Dank !
Thank you Bernhard for the very complete answer ! (as usual)
I thought there's a connection with the retention of heat in the broodnest. That's why I posted my question here...

Most ...
  Topic: Heat retention in brood box in vertical supered hives
imkeer

Replies: 16
Views: 35272

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:01 am   Subject: Heat retention in brood box in vertical supered hives
When adding a second super, is it best placed above the first or in between the broodnest and the first super? Why?

Luc P. (BE)
  Topic: Small Hive beetle in Italy
imkeer

Replies: 18
Views: 35942

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:06 am   Subject: Small Hive beetle in Italy
I'm all for a total import-export stop in the whole of Europe. But can't it be that the secondary case is also part of the guarding system with sentinel apiaries? Gioia Tauro is on one side of the con ...
  Topic: Small Hive beetle in Italy
imkeer

Replies: 18
Views: 35942

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:15 am   Subject: Small Hive beetle in Italy
I think you are thinking wrong here, Adam. It may be a translation problem. The bait hives were not meant to trap bees, they were ment to trap shb and were checked regularly. (I don't know the details ...
  Topic: Small Hive beetle in Italy
imkeer

Replies: 18
Views: 35942

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:31 am   Subject: Small Hive beetle in Italy
The shb was found in a trap hive in a container port in the south of Italy on september 5 2014. Several trap colonies were placed in this port, just because it has a higher risk of getting the shb in. ...
  Topic: Small hive beetle - honey destroyed??
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 17609

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:51 am   Subject: Small hive beetle - honey destroyed??
Small hive beatle is in Portugal and Italy !
I think we urgently need strong restrictions in bee imports/exports. Everywhere!

Luc P. (BE)
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hapicultuur/2469342587174 ...
  Topic: How small a hive opening for a new, queenless, colony?
imkeer

Replies: 4
Views: 8891

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:13 am   Subject: How small a hive opening for a new, queenless, colony?
I find the best way to stop robbing is a robbing screen.
Image: http://www.bushfarms.com/images/RobberScreenHiveSide.JPG

Luc P.
(BE)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hapicultuur/246934258717439
  Topic: Feeding Bees in A Barrel Skep
imkeer

Replies: 2
Views: 9192

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:51 am   Subject: Feeding Bees in A Barrel Skep
I'm not a bee inspector, but maybe I can answer this one?
If the barrel skep top is completely closed, you could use a bottom feeder. Look at the spring feeder and the simple floor feeders at this li ...
  Topic: Bee Immunity and Health Research
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 18365

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:26 am   Subject: Bee Immunity and Health Research
I don't think it matters much if individual bees that eat sugar in a lab have a longer life.
What matters is what's good for the colony. So does the colony live longer? Does it have more chance of su ...
  Topic: What's the cause of this bee poo?
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 21693

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:26 am   Subject: What's the cause of this bee poo?
Noticed some small round objects in the last part of some of the guts...

?

Thanks for all the help !

Luc P. (BE)
  Topic: What's the cause of this bee poo?
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 21693

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:33 am   Subject: What's the cause of this bee poo?
We stopped giving bee tea, and gave inverted sugar syrup. No more diarrheoea...
We pulled some bees and saw this: http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/aquavives/BeeGut_zpsc70264b7.jpg
  Topic: Can we leave heather honey in hive over-winter?
imkeer

Replies: 5
Views: 10309

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:26 am   Subject: Can we leave heather honey in hive over-winter?
Heather honey is always hard to extract, because it sets like a kind of gel. I have left it in over winter without any problem. The mineral content is higher, but does anyone really think that this is ...
  Topic: What's the cause of this bee poo?
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 21693

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:51 pm   Subject: What's the cause of this bee poo?
A herbal tea recipe that is used globally by I don't know how many people, specifically for bees.
It contains Chamomile (flower), Yarrow, Stinging Nettle, Dandelion (flower), Peppermint, Sage, Hyssop ...
  Topic: What's the cause of this bee poo?
imkeer

Replies: 9
Views: 21693

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:06 pm   Subject: What's the cause of this bee poo?
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/aquavives/BeePoo_zps51de3b3f.jpg[/img]
The bees is this colony have this for at least a month now. They are a bit restless, and kind of rub their bottom on the ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
imkeer

Replies: 381
Views: 651310

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:47 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
So for a Warré hive (fixed comb, no frames) that would give 20 x 30 = 600 cm2. (6 dm2) 6 x 750 = 4500 cells per comb
7,77... combs like this have 35000 cells. Following the same line of thinking and ...
  Topic: The Hartman Grid Revisited
imkeer

Replies: 57
Views: 165593

PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:28 pm   Subject: The Hartman Grid Revisited
"Divining rods and all common dowsing devices, are the simplest forms of electroscopes."
http://www2.connect.ab.ca/~tylosky/
Very interesting view on dowsing... !
Most of the links at thi ...
  Topic: varroa predator
imkeer

Replies: 21
Views: 50619

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:28 pm   Subject: varroa predator
Huh... ?
Do earwigs eat human eggs?
  Topic: Syngenta withdraws its emergency application
imkeer

Replies: 1
Views: 6174

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:35 pm   Subject: Syngenta withdraws its emergency application
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13618

"According to Reuters, over 200,000 people protested against the emergency application via a campaign website, with around 35,000 more wr ...
  Topic: Syngenta, Bayer challenge EU
imkeer

Replies: 34
Views: 85734

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:30 am   Subject: Syngenta, Bayer challenge EU
It seems to me they are against systemic pesticides, but pro "integrated pest management".
I'll stick with my homegrown and organic food sources...
  Topic: varroa predator
imkeer

Replies: 21
Views: 50619

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:57 pm   Subject: varroa predator
Why so dark? There's no need to buy land. We only have one life in common, it's our planet. Why should we buy what's ours?
It can never end bad, because there's no end to life. Don't you know hell i ...
 
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