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Offline ORoedel

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Oliver from Brazil
« on: October 30, 2011, 05:51:21 PM »
correctly i´m german, but living since 2002 in Brazil. Worked as a beekeeping prof. at agriculture school. My bees were african, but this year i killed them all and i´m switching to pure italian bees (NAVEIRO, from Argentina).
I´m near São Paulo in an agriculture area, but also with a lot of natural forrests and eucaliptos, too.

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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 07:52:14 PM »
Welcome, I would love to hear of your experience with African bees and why you killed them rather than just re-queening.

Again, welcome,

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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 08:20:48 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster! Would love to hear some stories and see pictures.


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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 09:03:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum and tell us more about your bees please.

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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 01:40:35 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 01:49:39 PM »
Welcome, I would love to hear of your experience with African bees and why you killed them rather than just re-queening.

Again, welcome,

Steve

Sorry for responding just now, was a little bit occupied :-)
I killed the bees cause in my region the african bee density is to high for requeening. Made a lot of experience, but it is nearly impossible to requeen if there are african hives near the requeening hive.
I killed every day 3 to 7 african princess with their little invading sworms. It is like a horror film, you open a hive and the african bee attacks.
So i decided to kill all my african bees and to buy packet bees (italian). But even this will be difficult, cause from other beekeepers i know it needs 3 years to "clean" your region. With a lot of italian drones the african bees will be change a little bit, and at the end die suffering from hunger, or leave the area.
But it is like war!

Here we have a little forum of beekeepers with european bees. It´s a small group cause officialy it is impossible what we are doing :-) The government tells to public the african bee is the best, produce more honey and never get sick or varroa =:-) Totally crazy, but everybody accept this lie, not everbody, there is a little group of beekeepers who defends this lies ;-)

Thanks and will read/write us!

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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 03:30:47 PM »
check out the beemaster facebook site also.  i have at least one friend from Brazil from facebook!

welcome to the site. 
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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 07:08:12 PM »
Welcome to the site! Larry

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Re: Oliver from Brazil
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 07:09:25 AM »
Will Kathy! Thanks Larry!