Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Beekeeping experience with the small horizontal hive.
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Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Post by smallhiveproject » 11 Oct 2018, 10:34

Vespa velutina is still present.
I removed the empty movable frame.
Not many bees visible inside the hive.

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Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Post by smallhiveproject » 31 Oct 2018, 13:27

I added an insulating mat (Apifoam, 2cm thick, λ = 0.038 W/mK) under the metal roof.
I observed some forage activity at the hive entrance.

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Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Post by smallhiveproject » 20 Jan 2019, 15:51

The colony is dead.
Almost no dead bees, but some honey storage.
Symptoms very similar to colonies collapsed in Warré hives during last years.

There are wax particels on the hive floor.
The first comb (next to the hive front) has not been completed.
Combs are at some positions attached to the hive wall.
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