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by A.K.
18 Jun 2019, 23:18
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 19
Views: 2906

Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Bees are clustering above the hive entrance.
Increased forage activity, limetrees are flowering nearby (50 m).

by A.K.
18 Jun 2019, 22:53
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 03 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Hive 03 [France, Brittany]

A natural medium-sized swarm has been put into this hive.
The hive has been screwed to the tree hive stand as one of the original bolts turned out to be to short.

by A.K.
16 Jun 2019, 16:39
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 02 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Hive 02 [France, Brittany]

Four days later, bees are still in the hive.

by A.K.
16 Jun 2019, 16:34
Forum: Hive reports
Topic: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Hive 06 [France, Brittany]

In late may (may 24, 2019) I observed about 10 (scout?) bees at the hive entrance.
I was quite confident that this hive containing comb would attract a swarm.
However, 3 weeks later the hive is still empty.

by A.K.
12 Jun 2019, 15:19
Forum: About
Topic: Latest news
Replies: 1
Views: 37

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: 37

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: 89

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: 26

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: 31

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: 93

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...