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by A.K.
30 Sep 2019, 22:20
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]

Rush-hour at the hive entrance, attenuating some minutes later.
Bees bringing home yellow pollen, maybe from nearby flowering intermediate crop (after corn).

by A.K.
11 Sep 2019, 23:07
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 02 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Hive 02 [France, Brittany]

Aeral view of hive 02, hive 05 and hive 06.
by A.K.
11 Sep 2019, 22:26
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Flight interval of leaving bees : 7 seconds
14:40-14:45 (5 minutes) : 44 bees left the hive, no Vespa velutina but several Vespa grabo nearby on the tree stem. No interference with the bees.
by A.K.
11 Sep 2019, 22:25
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]

Flight interval of leaving bees : 4 seconds
14:00-14:05 (5 minutes) : 44 bees left the hive, despite one Vespa velutina capturing a bee in seconds.

Addition (august 31, 2019) : Vespa crabo predating bees next to the hive entrance.
by A.K.
11 Sep 2019, 22:21
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 23
Views: 3778

Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Flight interval of leaving bees : 7 seconds
14:40-14:45 (5 minutes) : 42 bees left the hive, no hornets.
by A.K.
02 Sep 2019, 18:21
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Close-up observation of the hive entrance.

Date: 01/09/2019
Time: 11:00 to 12:30
Conditions: mostly sunny day (22 °C max), hive entrance exposed to the sun.

Video compilation (90 minutes):

by A.K.
01 Sep 2019, 21:41
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]

Close-up observation of the hive entrance.

Date: 31/08/2019
Time: 14:00 to 15:30
Conditions: sunny / partially cloudy day (25 °C max), hive shaded.

Video compilation (90 minutes):

by A.K.
26 Aug 2019, 17:56
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 23
Views: 3778

Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Observation of the hive entrance.

Date : 19/08/2019
Time : 7:15 to 19:00, one minute every 15 minutes
Conditions : hot sunny day (34 °C max), hive partially shaded

Video compilation (48 minutes)

by A.K.
10 Aug 2019, 20:14
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

Forage activity is low, especially compared to hive 05 (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31#p253).

by A.K.
10 Aug 2019, 19:39
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Hive 05 [France, Brittany]

I observed arrival times of honets (Vespa Velutina) in front of hive 05 from 11:30 to 15:31.Each honet succesfully catched a bee within seconds. Only once i observed more than one single hornet at a time in front of the hive. I counted 29 arrivals during 4 hours of observation. On average, a hornet ...