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How to start a hive report

Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 10:03
by smallhiveproject
Hive Reports is a message board administered by
It publishes hands-on experience in beekeeping with the here presented prototype hive.

To make your hive report, please follow these steps:
  1. Register to the message board, it is simple and fast (see right upper corner).
  2. Create a NEW TOPIC, one for each hive you have built.
  3. Identify your hive in the subject line by the next higher number in respect to already existing hives (e.g. Hive 10, Hive 11 ...), indicate your country and your region in brackets (e.g. Hive 10 [France, Brittany]).
  4. Add content (make short descriptions, upload pictures, embed videos).
Please mention and explain all modifications you made in respect to the original hive design.
All languages are welcomed, but if you can, please post in English.
Don't post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you.

Four main questions to focus on

Posted: 04 Sep 2018, 14:26
by smallhiveproject
You are encouraged to note all kind of observations you could made.

However, please report at least on these questions quarterly:
(1) Survival - How long does a bee colony survive (nb of years) ?
(2) Honey harvest - How much honey can be harvested on living/dead colonies (kg of honey per year)?
(3) Multiplication - Do colonies swarm (yes/not observed)?
(4) Attrativeness of the hive - Does it attract swarms (yes/not observed)?

@ (1) 'dead bee colony': You observe no forage activity in good conditions, and/or no audible response to tapping on the hive.
@ (2) 'swarmed colonie': You observe bees leaving the hive and sticking to a nearby tree or any other object and you can make sure that the swarm did not return.

How to upload images and embed videos

Posted: 04 Sep 2018, 14:32
by smallhiveproject
(1) Images
Upload your images from your computer directly to the message board by clicking on "Attachments" and "Insert". Please notice that this method is intended for image files only, for videos see below. (2) Videos
You can't upload videos directely to the message board.
(1) Upload your videos to or elsewhere.
(2) Copy and paste the link to the video into your message.