New member from Slovenia

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New member from Slovenia

Postby Koscak » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:10 pm


After a year of persuasion of my mentor I started beekeeping 2014 with 5 colonies of bees. At the beginning I treated just like everyone else in Slovenia but I came to the conclusion in 2016 that I can not go down this path anymore. I'll probably be the first to try tf beekeeping.
We can not import any other bees and must use carnolian bees only - they are from Slovenia.

This is my father's land on which I have hives.
This is my first place for hives when i start in 2014
and this is new and final place 30 m lower

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Re: New member from Slovenia

Postby Nordak » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:52 pm

Hello, and welcome to the forum. I think you will find yourself in similar company here. Forum members SiWolke, Panruten, Varroa Apiary and Ferdi are a few members that come to mind from similar backgrounds regarding trying to maintain a treatment free Apiary surrounded by treated bees. Going treatment free in such an environment presents many challenges, and I would start by looking to many of their posts and experiences. You have a beautiful landscape there with lots of trees it appears. Have you heard about any bees in the surroundings living as feral colonies?

Good luck, and look forward to following your experiences.

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Re: New member from Slovenia

Postby Ferdi » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:40 pm

Hi Koscak, welcome to the forum. As Nordak stated, many of us, including me, are in the same situation like you. We are trying to keep our bees TF in highly treated environments, which is hard and challenging but also fun and informative.

Good luck, and keep us posted about your journey.

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Re: New member from Slovenia

Postby moebees » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:31 pm

Welcome Koscak. Love your pictures. Looks like a wonderful place for bees.
Sam Droege, a biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey—“bees are not optional."

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Re: New member from Slovenia

Postby SiWolKe » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:08 am

Hi Koscak,
keep us updated!

It´s nice to have co- workers in this struggle and exchange experience! Welcome!
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Re: New member from Slovenia

Postby lharder » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:03 pm

Beautiful setting for bees.


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