that friend was a real beekeeping renewer in Finland 50 years ago. He had worked in Canada as young guy and learned English language there. He brought many profound ideas from America to Finland. He used Canadian Caucasian bees in hives.
He told me what is difference with American and German beekeeping. In German they research research what colors bee see. In America they research how to get more honey.
But this Forum, I do not know these methods
- catch and release
- do nothing in front of problems (englishmen shake bees if they do not know or they burn hives)
- feed 60 kg honey to bees during winter , some record competition?
- 200 year draw backs like top bar and natural combs
.brother Adarm wrote: "severe winters where temp drops to +5C. ....wow!