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Author Topic: Bee Breeds Best for TBH?  (Read 878 times)
SEEYA
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« on: October 25, 2011, 11:58:19 PM »

How about a quick census? What breed of honeybee do you have on your TBHives? Do some breeds make more burr comb than others? I am a new bee and would like to try TBH's and probably Carniolan Bees.  huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 07:50:00 AM »

where you live?
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 09:35:13 AM »

i have good old fashioned mongrols in most of my hives, i do have some native black bee cross in 2 hives but it all depends on your location.

if you live somewhere that has really cold long winters avoid italians.

in the uk most of my hives are populated with locally caught swarms from feral colonies. they are perfectly adapted to their surroundings so do not need to worry about what type to keep, mother nature already did the selection for me.


its all about env/weather conditions in selecting your bees. of just get some local feral bees which are naturally adapted to the weather paterns.

nothing worst that installing bees which require lots of maintenance ayr Sad

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 01:49:16 PM »

Thanks, I hope to catch some local swarms. Right now buying is more apt to get me bees. I read ( somewhere on the net) that Carniolan are the most popular bred in Northern? Europe. My area of Michigan usually has several nights in the -10 to-20F range, and usually April showers bring May flowers. Wink
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