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MB, they have top entrances! There are some with bottom entrance though, I believe. These with top entrance are called here the Luneburg skeps. The Poles' skeps have bottom entrance. eg: http://gdziebytudalej.pl/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/43.-Ule-k%C3%B3szki-wykonywano-z-plecionej-s%C5%82omy..jpg
- Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:42 pm
- Forum: Honeybee Genetics
- Topic: Developing Local Climate Adaptation
- Replies: 48
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Are you certain they were shipped? They physically were not able to make it there on their own (yet). Well, Alaska because there were no honeybees in America at all before European settlements. But look here (GregV I suppose, You will understand Russkiy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2sEN6TDMW4...
Turning frames is quite obvious technique in Poland, when one wants to move from one frame dimension to another. I did it just several weeks ago and bees didn't object. Now they thrive on new frames and old comb is still the center of the nest. I have also seen the movie on youtube, about round-fram...
- Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:34 pm
- Forum: Basic Beekeeping
- Topic: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?
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Nate K wrote:After doing the math
Nate, add rails/skids at the bottom, two bars, same as frame, attached by two nails each. Then, when they rotten, you just remove them and add other. But the beehive bottom is still fresh and dry
Greg, interesting information. I am surprised to hear that there were no bees in the Primorsky region of Russia before 200-300 years ago. I have never heard this before and from the article it sounds to me that the author couldn't find any evidence of bees being kept there earlier. Not definitive t...