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by Oranjedal
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Feeding a swarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Feeding a swarm?

Hello, Yesterday I checked the hive for foodstores. They had very little and I decided to give them a frame of honey. The flow is almost over, except for some heather the coming weeks. The bees did very well, the box was full, so I gave them some more room also. I would like to thank you all for you...
by Oranjedal
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 29
Views: 1125

Re: Ideas

In my area basswood gives a very nice flow of 2, sometimes 3,4 weeks. The honey off basswood has a nice, fresh minty flavour.
People in the neigbourhood like it very much.

Greetings,

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Feeding a swarm?
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Feeding a swarm?

Good morning to you all,

A swarm got in a nucbox(that I put on a sawed off tree as a swarmtrap) last week.
My question is, do I need to feed a swarm of bees?
The weather is reasonable at the moment, there is still a bit of flow going on.

Greetings,

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Ontario Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Greetings from Ontario Canada

Welcome Kevin

Greetings,

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: Logbooks
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Logbooks

I take pictures and make short notes while I am working. Later I use the app on the net called "mybeekeeper".

Greetings,
Marcel
by Oranjedal
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: skeps
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: skeps

Thanks Nordak, The bees are doing allright this year. I was able to split a good hive, that overwinterd 2 years now, a couple of times. With two swarms I got, I am now up to 12 colonies. Last year I wintered 10 hives, this year I hope to winter 12, maybe 13. But the bees need a good nectarflow right...
by Oranjedal
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: skeps
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: skeps

Thank you very much! Yes I like it too, the bees have shelter from the sun and rain. All of the colonies get some sun, some in the morning and some in the afternoon and evening. They seem to like it too. No, it was put up by a company specialised in woodwork. The roof is made of chestnut poles and t...
by Oranjedal
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: skeps
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: skeps

Here they come, the weather could be nicer...
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by Oranjedal
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: skeps
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: skeps

Thanks, yes it is mine. Yes they are under a "hooiberg". This is a long wooden pole in the ground with a round roof of reed.
Most of my colonies are under it.
The pollen is from the "paardenkastanje", a chestnut tree, nice color.

Greetings,
Marcel
by Oranjedal
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New beekeeper from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: New beekeeper from the Netherlands

@Oranjedal I wasn't expecting to find a lot of dutchies on the forum, but great that you're here! How do you find the state of treatment free beekeeping in the Netherlands? I haven't found a lot: "De duurzame Bij", some beekeepers on Texel and the guy where I got my bees. I find the state ...
by Oranjedal
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: skeps
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: skeps

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Just a nice picture, I think.

Greetings,

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New beekeeper from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: New beekeeper from the Netherlands

Welcome Mark,

Another Dutchman on the forum, very good!
I totally agree with your story. I hope you have a lot of succes.
If you have questions, just ask away.

Greetings,

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: F1 queen etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: F1 queen etc.

Thank you all for your responses.

Greetings,
Marcel
by Oranjedal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: F1 queen etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: F1 queen etc.

A question I forgot to ask is.
I can breed from the colonies that wintered well and have other good characteristics without too many problems?

Greetings,

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: F1 queen etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

F1 queen etc.

In conventional beekeeping, many of the beekeepers talk about pure queens. They call them F0 queen and breed of them. This queen they call F1 and so on... In our country we new beekeepers are being warned to have F1 queens and not to breed any further from them. This because you can breed hot bees, ...
by Oranjedal
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: From Large to small cel
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: From Large to small cel

Hello,

Glad to see I am not the only one, who has issues with cellsize. :D

I would like to thank you all for your ideas and answers. I think I have an idea now how I am going to continue.
Special thanks to Sibylle for the opportunity!

Marcel
by Oranjedal
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: From Large to small cel
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

From Large to small cel

Hello, How do I go from large celsize to small? In my first year as a beekeeper I got bees from a local breeder with Large cell. I have made some nuc's the last two years with older combs with Large cell and put in new frames with small strips of foundation. This year I would like to continue this p...
by Oranjedal
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Feeding honey for wintering
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Feeding honey for wintering

Hello Imker Ingo, It is their own honey, so no strange honey for them. The only little problem I have Is that I am afraid that the queen wil begin laying her broodnest in the honeysouper next spring. I know it is a tiny problem, but the honeycombs are still virgin white of colour. :D Thanks for your...
by Oranjedal
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Feeding honey for wintering
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Feeding honey for wintering

Hello, I would like to feed my bees honey for wintering. The honey is still in the soupers and I am going to winter the colonies at two broodchambers. My question is, how do I get the honey into the broodchamber, without having to harvest the honey first and feeding it back to the bees? Does someone...

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