Bees in winter Bees in winter July 10, 2018 best-kapitan

The wintering of bees is divided into two periods: the first – rest, which lasts until the appearance of brood (mid-February – early March); the second – the pre-spring, to the setting of bees from the winter hut or their flight. It should be remembered that with the approach of the end of winter, the […]

Hibernate under the snow Hibernate under the snow July 9, 2018 best-kapitan

Its bees I keep in standard twelve-frame hives. I do not go to the nomad. Annually from each family I get 70-80 kg of marketable honey. For wintering I leave about 30 kg. Bee bees. For 32 years I tried all wintering options and I think that the best winter in our area is under […]

Lateral warming of hives Lateral warming of hives July 8, 2018 best-kapitan

The insulating cushions we sew almost always the same size – only for the top. If the nest is within nine frames, then such a pillow will not enter the empty lateral space. Lateral insulation in this way. I take two nested frames that have served their time, I put together their upper bars, and […]

Application of electric heaters in hives Application of electric heaters in hives July 6, 2018 best-kapitan

There are a lot of letters asking to send instructions and justification of the expediency of using bee electric heaters. Based on the work of specialists and some of their own observations, the technological group came to the conclusion that in the spring it is advisable to use electric heaters with a power from 11 […]

Wintering at will in the nucleus Wintering at will in the nucleus July 4, 2018 best-kapitan

To save spare queens in winter, I made a nucleus for a quarter of the standard frame. Its internal dimensions are 410X180X XI60 mm. The thickness of the walls is 25, the height of the overburden is 70 mm. The nucleus was divided by plywood partitions into three compartments, in each of which he placed […]

Hibernation of bees Hibernation of bees July 1, 2018 best-kapitan

Properly organized bee hibernation is one of the most important tasks in beekeeping. A good winter is considered to be a wintering, in which not only there is no escape of bee colonies or corn kernels; with spare uterus, but also there is no significant weakening of families. Weakening of families as a result of […]

Bees in winter huts are better Bees in winter huts are better July 1, 2018 best-kapitan

Wintering bees at will is economically advantageous, since there is no need to build winterers and in unnecessary laborious work for placing bees in them. Bees used to fly over, more viable. Practice has proved that bees are free to winter successfully when there is a lot of snow on the apiary, when the ventilation […]

Effective shelter for bees Effective shelter for bees June 30, 2018 best-kapitan

For eleven years now I have been using the method of warming hives, which not only ensures the complete preservation of the bee colonies, but also creates conditions that allow them to leave the hibernation practically without loss. The outcome of wintering in this case does not depend on the breed of bees and the […]

When the bees winter better When the bees winter better June 29, 2018 best-kapitan

I have been engaged in beekeeping for more than 10 years. I want to share my experience in the formation of the nests of families that winter in the wild. I keep bees in double-wall hives, sun loungers on 14 frames with a magazine extension on the half-frame. After pumping honey in early August, I […]

Work on an apiary at the end of a bribe and making nests for a winter Work on an apiary at the end of a bribe and making nests for a winter June 28, 2018 best-kapitan

Before the end of the honey collection, it is necessary to immediately begin to organize the hives and prevent the theft of bees, which can occur when the bribe breaks. Measures against the attack of bees. Bees, carried away by honey, when stopping a bribe can not remain idle. They search everywhere for food, and […]

Once again on the ventilation of hives Once again on the ventilation of hives June 27, 2018 best-kapitan

The bees are hibernating in the wild. In order to improve the ventilation of the hive, in autumn I remove one of the last frame from the nest and in the corners at the back wall I place the exhaust pipes that I have made, which run from the bottom to the overburden, bypassing the […]

Feed for winter stock Feed for winter stock June 22, 2018 best-kapitan

In September, bee colonies are still preparing food, so now sugar syrup should be fed only for the night, after inspecting the bees in the morning or in the evening. Weak families (layers) should not give much syrup, because, turning it into honey, bees are depleted and may die in the winter. A family of […]

Bees in heated hives Bees in heated hives June 21, 2018 best-kapitan

For the winter period, as is known, the bee family requires 8 to 15 kg of feed, depending on the climatic zone and wintering conditions. The amount of feed intake, brood heating, wax release, evaporation of water from nectar depends essentially on the ambient temperature. It follows that one of the effective ways to save […]

Successful wintering of bees Successful wintering of bees June 20, 2018 best-kapitan

For ten years I have been engaged in beekeeping, and the magazine began to read even earlier. Many tips and recommendations, drawn from the articles, immediately tried to use in their practice, but, not having enough skills, made many mistakes. In particular, when preparing families for wintering, it happened, after the next experiment, remained without […]

Wintering on the will in the huts in the sun loungers in pairs Wintering on the will in the huts in the sun loungers in pairs June 19, 2018 best-kapitan

Many consider the climate of the Arkhangelsk region unfavorable for the wintering of bees at will. But a villager, an amateur beekeeper thinks differently. Over the past ten years he had to experience different wintering options. As a result, some experience has accumulated, which he shared. Insufficiently amplified in the autumn layers are on each […]

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