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by A.K.
12 Jun 2019, 15:19
Forum: About
Topic: Latest news
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Latest news

June 12, 2019: (1) The project website has been given a substantial facelift. The new interface should be responsive (mobile friendly). Give it a try and let me know if you experience trouble. (2) The interest in the project is steadily growing. I am happy to send this newsletter to now 136 people....
by A.K.
12 Jun 2019, 14:42
Forum: About
Topic: Latest news
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Latest news

The SmallHviveProject is a 6-year (2018-2023) treatment-free beekeeping experiment with a small horizontal hive. Project participants are invited to publish their experience steadly on this website (see Hive Reports ). You are invited to participate in the project and upload your own content, or to ...
by A.K.
12 Jun 2019, 10:49
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Overview
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Overview

Hive occupation timeline.
Yellow bars : the hive is occupied by bees.
Hives are numbered from 1 to 50. For more detail you may refer to the hive reports.
Last update : June 12, 2019
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by A.K.
08 Jun 2019, 14:13
Forum: Concept
Topic: Management
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Management

Hive management for bee health, colony multiplication and honey production. Management for bee health Bee colonies are not treated with accaricides against Varroa destructor. Bee health is favored by the small hive volume and widely spaced hives. Importantly, colony multiplication is accomplished b...
by A.K.
06 Jun 2019, 22:52
Forum: Concept
Topic: Hive design
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Hive design

The hive has to be easy to build and to manage. The here envisaged design combines a fixed-frame hive body with one movable Huber leaf hive frame for honey harvest. Manipulating bees is not what the author of this website prefers in beekeeping. He much more enjoys observing them all the year at the...
by A.K.
06 Jun 2019, 22:36
Forum: About
Topic: Hive prototype
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Hive prototype

The fully functional prototype of the small horizontal hive. The complete hive is a intentionally small (25,7 L volume, including honey space). It consists basically of a fixed-frame hive body and one movable frame for honey harvest. It is managed from behind. Exterior and interior of the hive http...
by A.K.
06 Jun 2019, 22:16
Forum: About
Topic: Project summary
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Project summary

The SmallHiveProjet is a treatment-free beekeeping experiment. The Small Hive Project started in fall 2017, when a hobbyist beekeeper designed a small horizontal hive for treatment-free beekeeping. The prototype hive is currently in the public 6-year testing phase. Have a quick look at the results ...
by A.K.
06 Jun 2019, 22:09
Forum: Concept
Topic: Colony spacing
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Colony spacing

Bee hives are widely dispersed to prevent apiary collapse. The author's experience with crowding bee colonies in an apiary: The author of this website had to deplore the collapse of an entire apiary in late fall 2015. The apiary was composed of twelve natural swarms collected in spring 2014 and 201...
by A.K.
06 Jun 2019, 22:07
Forum: Concept
Topic: Hive volume
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Hive volume

The hive volume has to fit the bees. The Warré hive turned out to be too large. The author's experience on 21 natural swarms - collected from 2013 to 2017 and kept without Varroa treatment in frameless Warré hives - let him to the conclusion that the Warré hive is too large to fit his bees. Even re...
by A.K.
06 Jun 2019, 22:01
Forum: Legal notes
Topic: Privacy policy
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Privacy policy

1. Information the publisher collects In order to use certain features of this website, the publisher may need to collect your personal information. He collects your username, email address, password and IP address, when you register for the message board. Your Content will be associated with your ...