Bees On Corn

This morning the bees flew heavily on flowering corn. I’m sure they were happy for the EU ban on treating seeds with neonics. It would…

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Reading the hardboard

One of the most important parts in my management system has become a simple thin hardboard in front of the entrance. The first thing I…

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Harvesting with all the flavor

Larry Garret in Indiana is a beekeeper of art. Look at his harvesting. His honey is worth double the price. He writes to me: I…

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Swarm from a tree

Last year my friend had a call in July about a swarm that had come from a big old tree. The cavity couldn’t bee very…

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MT-colony conclusion

I have shared the performance of this colony which had almost a box of plastic small cell frames and natural positioning of these frames (as…

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First crop from the multitest colony

Last year I gave almost a whole box of plastic frames 4.95 mm cellsize with natural positioning, http://www.elgon.es/diary/?p=384 This colony was a very nice colony,…

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The queen of the wall

Five days after I hived the swarm from the wall I checked it. I placed it about three km from the wall where it originated,…

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