Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

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

Post by smallhiveproject » 17 Mar 2018, 15:55

Empty hive placed at 3 meters above ground level to attract a swarm.
Entrance facing south.
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Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Post by smallhiveproject » 08 May 2018, 10:28

Yesterday, I put a rather small swarm in this hive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqzyx9R4QpI

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Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Post by smallhiveproject » 08 May 2018, 18:39

The bees are still in the hive. Worker bees bring home some pollen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5beeRnkBsR4

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Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Post by smallhiveproject » 13 Jun 2018, 15:39

I opend the hive today, nearly 5 weeks later to population.
Everything seems to bee all right.

Video documentary : https://youtu.be/28IDf137uYg

Observations:
  • Caterpillars in the hive roof.
  • Combs have been extended into the entire hive body. Large amount of capped brood. The last comb is attached to the queen excluder at one position.
  • Some comb has been started (but discontinued ?) in the honey frame. No comb in the back.
  • The queen excluder is propolised in the borders.
  • I had to use some smoke to calm the bees.
  • Some dead bees squased by the frame.
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