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by Varroa Apiary
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: 100% losses
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: 100% losses

Michael what do You think about feedeing good quality bee bread substitute in situation, like You just saying before. In situation when beekeeper don't have access to good quality pollen. I mean what is better for You in emergancy: good quality fresh substitute or old commercial not frozen unknown m...
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

Good point flamenco108. Thanks for the reminder.
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

I like sugar bricks too. Easy to make and place in the hive and less likely to cause robbing. I try not to feed if I don't have to but sometimes it cannot be avoided. Thanks for the summary of what you said in the video. Maybe you will get something new (sugar bricks) started in Poland. You welcome...
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

Thanks. I am saying about why I use sugar bricks on this colony and why is so simple method for help starving colony in the winter. Later I am saying my arguments for radical natural beekeepers who argue that helping to survive colony by sugar brick is unnatural and kick me of from natural beekeeper...
by Varroa Apiary
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

You may try to put a sugar brick on top or bottom. I hope they make it. Sometimes there is a big surprise. :) I hope too. What do You mean sugar brick? Dry sugar on the top on the paper, sugar candy or maybe just sugar cubes? I like this approach: http://mudsongs.org/category/feeders/sugar-bricks/ ...
by Varroa Apiary
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Layens
Topic: Thoughts for TF small startup using Layens
Replies: 23
Views: 990

Re: Thoughts for TF small startup using Layens

This picture is not always true. Well it depend of the genetics of colony. In Polish climate local bees (usually AMM like augustowska borowka forest bee) winter cluster in Warsaw (Lewicki) frame is near the sphere. But in Ukrainian frame (Warsaw expanded or rotated dadant) has empty cells on the sid...
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Layens
Topic: Thoughts for TF small startup using Layens
Replies: 23
Views: 990

Re: Thoughts for TF small startup using Layens

If they did then horizontal hives would not have been the traditional hive of Russia and Scandinavia for the past several centuries and they are still popular Same in Poland but with all respect Michael, You have to consider that these are narrow and tall frames and according to the traditional way...
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Winter projects for spring plans
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Winter projects for spring plans

Nice. So like I said before in Poland the name of more simplified hives, that's like You showed on the photos, is Warsaw hive.
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Layens
Topic: Thoughts for TF small startup using Layens
Replies: 23
Views: 990

Re: Thoughts for TF small startup using Layens

Yes. The same situation is in Warsaw hive. Enough food for winter in the end of the brood season is 1/3-1/2 honey storage up on the frame center of the nest and 2/3 honey storage on the lateral frames of the nest.
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Winter projects for spring plans
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Winter projects for spring plans

You mean Kazimierz Lewicki who constructed this great frame 240×435 mm in his orginal Lewicki hive in 1880 year. It was complicated and hard to build hive with two parts. One was cold for summer honey storage for beekeper and one was warm with wide insulation with straw for nest for bees left only f...
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Derek Mitchell - Ratios of colony mass to thermal conductance of tree and man-made nest enclosures ....
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Derek Mitchell - Ratios of colony mass to thermal conductance of tree and man-made nest enclosures ....

Sorry Greg. Now I can't read full article as You. But I have copied most interesting fragments for me before. Here You are. Ratios of colony mass to thermal conductance of tree and man-made nest enclosures of Apis mellifera: implications for survival, clustering, humidity regulation and Varroa destr...
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Austria :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Hello from Austria :-)

Hello. How long You are TF?
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Derek Mitchell - Ratios of colony mass to thermal conductance of tree and man-made nest enclosures ....
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Derek Mitchell - Ratios of colony mass to thermal conductance of tree and man-made nest enclosures ....

GregV wrote:
Varroa Apiary wrote:There is another link in google with full article for free. Interesting.


What are the google search words?
I looked for long time and could not find the entire article for free.


Here You are
https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... ccess=true
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

GregV wrote:
I like this approach: http://mudsongs.org/category/feeders/sugar-bricks/
I tried this before and will do again.
It is easy, cheap, and it works.


Thanks.
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

SiWolKe wrote:You may try to put a sugar brick on top or bottom.
I hope they make it. Sometimes there is a big surprise.
:)


I hope too. What do You mean sugar brick? Dry sugar on the top on the paper, sugar candy or maybe just sugar cubes?
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

Thanks Sugar syrup with infusion of herbs, a little dose of different organic acids, a little dose of different salts. My purpose of adding is to substitute what is in the nectar. Unfortunately, due to the terrible weather this year, the colony almost did not gather honey for winter and will inevita...
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

by Varroa Apiary
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Layens
Topic: Rant about Layens hive.
Replies: 24
Views: 3257

Re: Rant about Layens hive.

Hello. GregV. You did it more elegant than me. ;) When I moved from short friend's frames to my high frames in old Warsaw polish hive.

Image
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

SiWolKe wrote:Hey you have had more losses than me! ;)


How much You lost? Mostly I lost my bees in cold early spring. Probably. Nosema.

VA, we will succeed in the end. Keep up and let´s hold on together. I like your style :)


thanks
by Varroa Apiary
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

J know. Ja was in this group. Actually status in winter autumn 2016. Winter losses 2015/2016: 2 hives from 5. 2016 season expansion to 12 hives. All naturally cross local bees. For now 100% alive. :) Generally mostly hands-off TF beekeeping. I catch one my swarm. From two colony I was taken from on...
by Varroa Apiary
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Warre
Topic: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses
Replies: 26
Views: 5523

Re: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses

SiWolKe wrote:Very nice, thanks, VA.
That our tools on top?


Yes
by Varroa Apiary
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Warre
Topic: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses
Replies: 26
Views: 5523

Re: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses

Feral bees in Warre hive alone in polish forest. Enjoy it. The one family that survive last spring in my apiary.
The voice in in polish but still You have a picture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLD8eXaXIz0
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Randoms
Topic: bees, not honeybees
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: bees, not honeybees

REBUS is not the best word. I didn't find better. English is not my first language so sorry.
The snake is turned into a bee. Ready to self-defense and attack too. ;)
by Varroa Apiary
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Randoms
Topic: bees, not honeybees
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: bees, not honeybees

moebees wrote:
This sentence is kind of rebus


Sorry, I don't understand. Is rebus some hip slang I am too old to understand? :D


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Randoms
Topic: bees, not honeybees
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: bees, not honeybees

Nice video Varroa Apiary. I love the "don't treat on me" sign. Apparently bumble bees are not easy to get into nest boxes. Most of ours around us nest under ground although I did have a nest take up residence in my shed one year. That was a little disconcerting every time I went in there ...
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Randoms
Topic: bees, not honeybees
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: bees, not honeybees

Do you have a second room inside? No Or is it just like a hive, only without combs and with nest material? Yes but Very little hives 2-5 litres. Some say a second room connected with the entrance will protect the bumble queen in spring from other queens taking over the box. You mean Cuckoo bumblebe...
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Randoms
Topic: bees, not honeybees
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: bees, not honeybees

How is the interior designed?


Some dry straw, hay, sawdust. Good is the lining of the nest of mice apparently.
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Randoms
Topic: bees, not honeybees
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: bees, not honeybees

J/m still waiting for first bumblebee queen here. I have few little hives for her.
Image

And this was my red mason bees last spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ke79xNZOLQ
by Varroa Apiary
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

.....frame: 275 x 240 x 435 (height) mm Check out my custom hives I am running myself (using Dadant vertical frame): http://forum.tfbees.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=717 I am trying to mostly mimic what you have there. I know this site. The main different is probably that I have a warmer walls with ...
by Varroa Apiary
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

Warsaw Usual old polish standard warmed walls hive, Warre and KTBH What is "Warsaw Usual old polish standard warmed walls hive"? Do you have pictures? Is it built around the vertical Dadant frame? http://spplthumb.blob.core.windows.net/1000x901c/3e/52/86/warszawski-zwykly-ule-warszawskie-...
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

Warsaw Usual old polish standard warmed walls hive, Warre and KTBH
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

I wish You. How Your statistics?
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: RE: Re: Poland

Nordak wrote:Varroa Apiary, thanks for the report. What's your plan for 2017 increase?

Double from survivors from theirs swarms or from one strong split.
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: RE: Re: Poland

moebees wrote:Thanks for the report Varroa Apiary. Is winter about over for you at this point? Are these probable survivors now?

First question: I dont know what You mean
Second: who knows
by Varroa Apiary
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Outside the US
Topic: Poland
Replies: 45
Views: 3185

Re: Poland

Winter losses 2016/2017: 5 from 12 hives.
2 alive hives 2,5 years TF
5 alive hives less than 1,5 years TF
by Varroa Apiary
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Randoms
Topic: happy solstice and christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: happy solstice and christmas

Thanks. Nice area
by Varroa Apiary
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Randoms
Topic: question language about feral bees
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: question language about feral bees

Of course. ;) i prefer Varroa Apiary
by Varroa Apiary
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Randoms
Topic: question language about feral bees
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: question language about feral bees

Thank You everybody. Now I know and could use to translate in the right way.

Byt still Dingo in Australia is a WILD dog in wiki like a Wolf but is very simmilar situation to bees in USA. Are Homo sapiens is FERAL? Joking ;)

SiWolKe please I'll be happy if You call me Varroa.

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