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    Question Continental "cassette" hives

    All quiet here as everyone waits for Storm Dennis to disappear ...

    Does anyone have a reference, a link or even a photograph of the cassette-type hives used in continental European bee houses? These are accessed at the back, rather than the top, so that they can be stacked.

    I'm preparing a talk for Lochaber BKA next w/e and this is the only thing I've failed to find.

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    Do you mean the Prokopovich hive, Fatshark? Google search here.

    I thought Alan Riach had a video of, possibly, a casette-type hive on the SBA website - but I can't find any of his videos now.

    Kitta

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    Ah ha!

    Many thanks. A Google search turned up lots of pictures ... and a quick perusal of the pics turned up one on this thread of SBAi in which the second post, from a helpful contributor called 'Kitta' (!), pointed me to an article on the Slovenian AZ hive on the SBA website.

    Which was probably what I was thinking about in the first place.

    Thanks again

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    Oh, I forgot! 2017 and Module 8 are a long time ago. It was interesting rereading the PDF. It seems like a complicated hive to build, but Alan Riach had a go. I found the video. It is still on the SBA website - here, filed under Advice/Bee Basics. From Alan's video, it also seems like a difficult hive to manage as he is struggling to fit the frames back into the hive. I don't think he managed to completely fit the last brood frame back - so, problems ahead, I think. I wonder if the hive wouldn't be easier to manipulate if you could pull out a whole box, rather than frame by frame as Alan was doing?

    He also said making an artificial swarm would be difficult. I can't see why ...?

    The PDF wrongly attributes those lovely hive paintings to the AZ hive. In fact, they're from Janscha's box hives of about two centuries earlier.

    Kitta

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