Natural Beekeeping

Top Bar ApiRevolution has begun! Lets make some inexpensive Top Bar Hives and let them be pesticide free on their own natural comb! Che Guebee is a rebel bee fighting for the survival of the Biodiversity we all depend on and which is seriously endangered by deforestation and mono-crop agriculture! What kind of teaching have you got if you exclude nature?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Temperature go Up - Bees go Out

We had very cold frosty weather lately and the bees went silent, clustering in the hive. Today it is cloudy but the temperature went up and the bees got active again. I left the outside feeder station untouched from before which is filled with 3 inverted jars containing 5:3 sugar syrup. The ladies immediatelly went to work it and man they are emptying it.
Important to note is that only the prime swarm hive is working the sugar and the split hive is not active but clustering in the hive. I wonder if the periscope entrance has anything to do with it, stopping the smell of the suagr syrup of reaching the hive. The prime swarm has a top entrance through which the outdoor smell can easily get into the hive.

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