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SiWolKe
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Germany

Postby SiWolKe » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:27 am

To be treatment free in Germany is a hard way to go but we will try.

Here is my website:

http://www.vivabiene.de
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Dustymunky
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Re: Germany

Postby Dustymunky » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:37 pm

Just curious as to what breed of bees you keep and what they generally keep in Germany?

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Re: Germany

Postby lharder » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Welcome Siwolke:

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Re: Germany

Postby SiWolKe » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:01 am

Thanks, Iharder.

Dusty:
The organic beekeepers keep mutts and carniolans mostly, the commercials keep carniolans and buckfast.
Many do home breeding, but we have some professional breeders, even some VSH breeding now.

There are some specialists trying to keep alive the original lines of black bees, these are the nigra, braunelle, AMM, which mostly are hybrids but with the feral genes still.

Mine are carniolan hybrids and one AMM mother colony with an apis mellifera mellifera queen from the canary island, where the local Haplotype of black bee is still present. This hive I bred some hybrids from which are AMM Buckfast hybrids now.
This year I got two elgon F1 queens bred at a friends homeyard, the mother comes from Erik Österlund.
These are with my carniolans.
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Re: Germany

Postby Dustymunky » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:05 pm

Very interesting. I was curious if different breeds were kept in Germany and it sounds like they are, since I haven't heard of about half of the bees you listed :)

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Re: Germany

Postby Varroa Apiary » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:10 am

Nice even I don't understand German language at all.
SiWolke could You name the oldest TF beekeepers in Germany with the oldest TF colonies living in Germany?

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Re: Germany

Postby SiWolKe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:39 am

I don´t know.
I believe there are some people who are not in the public, who are tf.

I know about Christian Wurm from Austria. But I don´t know how long he is tf.
And Alois Wallner from Austria with his mite biting bees: http://www.voralpenhonig.at

Those I know of are 4-5 years tf. People like me, but I´m 2 years tf. My bees are 4 years tf.
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Re: Germany

Postby GregV » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:06 pm

SeWolKe,
Do you have any hive pictures to show?
I think you run classic Dadants; would be cool to see!

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Re: Germany

Postby SiWolKe » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:16 pm

You may look at this, GregV. Push on the three pages.

But forget the double deep outfit, it´s not working with our varroa impact. Smaller hives will do it.
Future times will find me with one deep with brood and shallows on top.

http://www.vivabiene.de/g20-Arbeitsweise-SiWolKe.html
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Re: Germany

Postby GregV » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:24 pm

SiWolKe wrote:You may look at this, GregV. Push on the three pages.

But forget the double deep outfit, it´s not working with our varroa impact. Smaller hives will do it.
Future times will find me with one deep with brood and shallows on top.

http://www.vivabiene.de/g20-Arbeitsweise-SiWolKe.html


Very cool!
Will look.

I myself taking the double-deep approach (in a variety of widths - from 5 frame deep nucs to 16-24 frame deep horizontals).
Will see what happens this year.

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Re: Germany

Postby SiWolKe » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:01 pm

First I was freshman then I was backyard now I´m hobbyist.

I don´t understand this rating system.
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Re: Germany

Postby Kwalt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:53 am

They're just arbitrary titles someone came up with to reflect the number of posts you have made.

faq.php#f1r7

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Re: Germany

Postby SiWolKe » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:25 am

Kwalt wrote:They're just arbitrary titles someone came up with to reflect the number of posts you have made.

faq.php#f1r7


I see. Thanks, Kwalt.

Next I hope to be called hobbyist researcher :D or professional hobbyist.....1000 posts later. ;)
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