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  • Paul Rowland
    Ron, Could you provide pictures of the Swedish hive you describe? Is there a website that describes this type of hive. I would be very interested. You made
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 28, 2006
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      Ron,

      Could you provide pictures of the Swedish hive you describe? Is there a
      website that describes this type of hive. I would be very interested. You
      made some very good points on bee survival.


      On 2/28/06, Ron van Mierlo <ron-eefje@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Bob,
      >
      > Perhaps we can also learn a lesson or two from the example that you found:
      > Namely that a lot of our well meant doings can lower the winter survival
      > chances much more than in the case where the bees are just
      > left to take care of themselves the natural way.
      > Who knows we disturb more than we realize, at least I have seen some clear
      > examples where more harm was inflicted by beekeepers than
      > good done during hive inspections or application of treatments against
      > some pest of disease.
      > I leave my bees enough of their own honey to survive on through the
      > Swedish winter. Just this winter (my third) I feel that some
      > extra feeding might soon be necessary though!
      > By the way, I don't use Top Bar hives but an old Scandinavian hive type,
      > heavy and non-transportable but I just like it features.
      >
      > Ron van Mierlo
      > Sweden
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "bob alderink" <stentor4@...>
      > To: <TopHive@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 5:28 PM
      > Subject: [TopHive] exposed hive
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      >
      > > Hi,
      > > I am new to bee keeping and since I have joined this listserve I have
      > really only read the postings. Today though I found
      > > something exciting. A hive of bees attached to some branches on the side
      > of the road. I live in Raleigh North Carolina and we
      > > don't get tough winters but we still do get snow and ice from time to
      > time.
      > > I went to collect the combs for the museum I work for and was surprised
      > when bees came crawling out from between the combs. We
      > > have had a mild winter but even still, it has been in the twenties or
      > below numerous times. The combs looked completely empty so I
      > > can't imagine how they have survived. Maybe this is not that unusual
      > but I think it is an amazing example of survival!
      > > Bob
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