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  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
nicolehandfield

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:25 pm   Subject: Prime Swarm moved in on their own!
Hi folks,
I am writing to let you know that, after one year of sitting empty, our Perone hive is now occupied once again. After our first try with two packages of commercial bees didn't make it throu ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
nicolehandfield

Replies: 52
Views: 117299

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:55 pm   Subject: CJ, do you have bees in that lovely hive?
CJ, Have you put bees in there yet? Are you going with package bees or waiting for a swarm?
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
nicolehandfield

Replies: 25
Views: 54186

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:34 pm   Subject: A few more Perone hives
A few people have contacted me through my blog to let me know that they have Perone hives, too. I need to go back through my comments and reach out to those folks to encourage them to join this site. ...
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
nicolehandfield

Replies: 25
Views: 54186

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:49 pm   Subject: Deadout post on my blog
Hi all,
Just wanted to let you know I finally posted about the failure of my Perone hive on my blog. =(
There are some cool pictures of the comb (looking up from the bottom) if anybody is interested ...
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
nicolehandfield

Replies: 25
Views: 54186

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:16 am   Subject: good to know!
Thanks zaunreiter,
I didn't know that, so all the bees are gone now. Hopefully I'll never have another deadout, but I'll file this info away just in case.
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
nicolehandfield

Replies: 25
Views: 54186

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:28 pm   Subject: Sad news: My Perone hive from package bees died
Hi all,
I haven't posted about it on my blog yet, but I wanted to let you know that my Perone hive did not survive the winter. I think it might be because the package bees were used to being fed and ...
 
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