Rotary mechanism of solar wax-furnace Rotary mechanism of solar wax-furnace July 10, 2018 best-kapitan

Tip 1 It is known that the efficiency of the solar wax-up depends on the degree of illumination and the angle of incidence of the sun’s rays. To do this, it is made beveled to a certain angle, and also equipped with a device for turning around the vertical axis. Often rotary mechanisms are laborious, […]

The swarm on a prievo in non-flying weather The swarm on a prievo in non-flying weather July 8, 2018 best-kapitan

Many beekeepers are interested in how long a bee swarm can be. I’ll tell you about one of my practices. In the beginning of July in the evening a shepherd came to me and informed me that about ten kilometers from my apiary a swarm was brought to the bush. The day was overcast, there […]

History of beekeeping History of beekeeping July 8, 2018 best-kapitan

The history of beekeeping began with the so-called “wild” beekeeping. This is an organized hunt for honey. Remains of “wild” beekeeping are found in India, Mountain Shoria, etc. The first mention of beekeeping is associated with ancient Egypt, where the hives were made from baked clay. Such hives can still be found in Iran, Afghanistan, […]

Handle for working with hives Handle for working with hives July 8, 2018 best-kapitan

Tip 1 When forming the nests, the work is greatly facilitated by the legend on the framework. It is very convenient to mark them with colored plastic buttons with the corresponding letter designations. So, I frame the brood frame with red buttons (P), with a wax – blue (B), honey – yellow (M), control ones […]

Roller for printing out honeycombs Roller for printing out honeycombs July 6, 2018 best-kapitan

It is known that it is necessary to unpack honey combs not only during pumping honey, but also when replenishing feed stocks in the early spring and autumn. Printing with an apiary knife or fork is a relatively time-consuming process, besides attracting bees. This can cause theft. To bees can take honey from the cells, […]

Quality honeycombs Quality honeycombs July 4, 2018 best-kapitan

To always have quality honeycombs at hand, I use the building capabilities of bees. Since the flowering gardens in each family I place first one frame with a honeycomb, and with the growth of the family – two or three. I put them through two frames between honeycombs with an open brood. I cut the […]

Mounting the honeycomb in the center of the frame Mounting the honeycomb in the center of the frame July 2, 2018 best-kapitan

Tip 1 It is known how difficult it is to preserve pear-comb honeycombs. I do this. Honeycombs in which there are sites of spoiled perga, for two or three hours flooded with water, heated to 40-50 њ C. Then, with a sharp knife, I cut these areas to the mediastinum of the honeycomb. Such a […]

Carefully snakes Carefully snakes July 1, 2018 best-kapitan

In early August, I transported bees from sunflower to tobacco. The field of tobacco was near the forest. Apiary placed in a clearing. During the inspection, the hives in one of them suddenly discovered a snake. She climbed into the ventilation slits and curled into a tangle between the net and the roof lining. The […]

How to avoid stinging How to avoid stinging June 30, 2018 best-kapitan

The occupation of beekeeping brings pleasure to the owner of the apiary, but his neighbors are not always happy with it. The beekeeper himself must find the way out of the conflict situations that arise. He can ask them not to be around for the time being. Frequent aimless inspections of families (almost every time […]

Sweater from the stings of bees Sweater from the stings of bees June 28, 2018 best-kapitan

For several years now I have kept my bees in the pavilion. It is convenient to work in it, but on a hot summer day, air inside a closed pavilion, which has a metal outer skin, despite foam plastic insulation, sometimes warms up to 40 њ C. Naturally, working at this temperature, and even in […]

Pollination by bees of tomatoes Pollination by bees of tomatoes June 27, 2018 best-kapitan

Significant areas in greenhouses are used for growing tomatoes. Less common are peppers, aubergines and other crops. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants belong to the family of Solanaceae, come from hot tropical countries (tomatoes and peppers are from South America, eggplants are from India). All these are self-pollinated plants, but in the south they are partly […]

The first purchase of bees The first purchase of bees June 26, 2018 best-kapitan

If you decide to get bees, it’s best to do it in the spring. Buying bees, the first thing you should pay attention to is the presence of several young fetuses. The family should also be strong enough, as indicated by the presence of 6-12 streets, and have a fresh nest. If the beehive is […]

Advice to a Beginner Beekeeper Advice to a Beginner Beekeeper June 25, 2018 best-kapitan

Just recently – just two years ago – I first got a beehive from the beehive … I remember how many difficulties there were in the first time. And at the deadlock I did not ask “what to do?”, But “how to do?”. In all the manuals, the authors disclose the technological side of beekeeping, […]

Correction of the family-processing Correction of the family-processing June 23, 2018 best-kapitan

In a family with bee-workers I substitute combs with an open brood. When the first bees begin to seal cells, I again give them an open brood. If the family was weak, then I return some of the frames with the sealed brood to those laborers who have been harvested, since a large number of […]

Microphone for listening to bees Microphone for listening to bees June 23, 2018 best-kapitan

Beekeepers know that many bees die mostly from January to March. Therefore, from the middle of January, you should be especially careful. At this time, the beekeeper can judge the state of the family only by the noise of the bees inside the hives. In January, you can listen to families once a week, in […]

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