Reproduction of bee colonies

Natural swarming of bees. In natural conditions, the increase in the number of families occurs by digestion. Swarming is a manifestation of the instinct of reproduction of a bee family. The swarming is as follows.

Effective counter-attack

Three weeks before the beginning of the main bribe from the linden trees in the Ussuri taiga, most of us had a part of the bee colonies in the swarm state. We did not want

Immediate work of the first days of the spring season

Since the first spring cleansing flight, the life of a bee family has increased dramatically. Bees begin to work vigorously, and the uterus to increase the laying of eggs. Every day the brood increases. But

Cleaning of nests and disinfection of hives

When cleaning the hive, brown spots are especially carefully scraped – traces of diarrhea during wintering. These spots can serve as a source of spores of a dangerous disease of adult bees – nosematosis. Carefully

Preparing for honey

By the beginning of a bribe, the family should have not only many bees, but also brood, mainly printed. Otherwise, with a long bribe, when many bees are rastered, the family can greatly weaken and

Reasons of swarming development

The process of swarming of a bee family can be divided into four periods: the appearance of a drone brood; detaching the bowls; pulling away the queen cells; very swarming. The first two periods are

Attack or theft of bees

In a warm time, not having a prey in the field, bees make attempts to profit from other bee colonies. In such cases, the bees swirl around other hives and try somewhere through the gap,

Use of a bribe

About the main bribe. The time when the largest number of honey-plants blooming, giving bees abundant prey to nectar, is called the main bribe. The duration and abundance of the bribe depends on many factors:

Main spring audit

The first spring inspection does not give the beekeeper detailed and accurate information about each bee family. Such information can only give the most thorough examination of the bee nest, or the so-called main spring

Control hive

For successful work, the beekeeper should not only know the biology of the bee family well, but also carefully study the conditions of a bribe in a given locality. To this end, the apiary uses