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    Hello colleagues. Whether used in your region are hives?



    Maybe there is such a topic. I have not found. Sorry if that is not the case.
    Sincerely, Fidan.

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    Hi Fidan, thanks for uploading the video. Even without being able to understand the narration it was still enjoyable to watch.

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    Fantastic film and thanks for letting us view it. What a set up"

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    Well worth watching.
    It is amazing how much there is in common between different countries with regard to beekeeping.
    Nearly everything in the video was familiar and understandable even without a soundtrack.

    I use a queenright queenraising system like the guy in the video but I graft larvae directly from a comb into the cell cups rather than using a system which confines the queen until she lays in the cup.
    I noticed that eggs rather than larvae were introduced. I use 12-24 hour old larvae when queen rearing as I have been led to believe that eggs are often rejected but that is obviously not the case with your system.

    I enjoyed seeing how the beekeeper in the video had home made devices to speed up assembly of both supers and frames.
    The frames used in the supers are quite different from the ones we use with a wire support rather than a wooden one.

    What race of bee is he working with? They are very dark but the odd one had a yellow band. The queen looked more like a AM carnica than an AM mellifera queen although some of mine are slightly banded as well.

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    Fascinating. Did I count up to 16 boxes for a single hive? All with eight frames and all less deep than a National super. That's a lot of handling.

    The main thing unfamiliar was the additional slotted entrance just above the standard entrance. I assumed this might be a way to simply reduce the entrance to stop robbing? I have a Russian colleague and will ask him.

    I agree with Jon ... neat box and frame building jigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidan View Post
    Hello colleagues. Whether used in your region are hives?
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    Maybe there is such a topic. I have not found. Sorry if that is not the case.
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    Interesting video, Fidan. Very impressive.

    I'm trying to understand your question. Can you perhaps rephrase your question? Asking the question in a slightly different way might help (or am I the only one who that doesn't quite understand Fidan's question?).

    Kitta

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    [QUOTE=Mellifera Crofter;15207
    I'm trying to understand your question.[/QUOTE]

    Which kinds of hives do we use?

    If so ....

    National
    Smith
    WBC
    Langstroth
    Commercial
    Dadant

    and Warre, Top Bar Hive or various designs (sometimes), Dartington, BeeHaus .....

    but not any longer .... (as far as I know)

    Cottager
    Stewarton
    Glen

    .... and several more.

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    Thanks Gavin! Maybe Fidan can then tell us what they're using. To me the hive boxes look smaller and more square than Langstroth all-mediums.
    Kitta

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavin View Post

    .... and several more.
    Correx! Would look good with Vladimir Putin on the front!


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