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Offline ApiAnon

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Beekeekeeping in Asia/India
« on: May 17, 2013, 03:50:56 AM »
Dear All,
I would like to create a new post on beekeeping in Asia with Apis cerana.
I am working in India with Apis cerana indica, but I am not able to easily find forum about the Asian bees. :?
I started a pollinator program with women beekeeper and I would like some advice.
I would like to know what are the perfect condition for Apis cerana to stay in a hive. I have some difficulties to understand them.
For example is it better to put the hive in a shady area or sunny area? Which direction the entrance should face? Any trick to reduce the chance of absconding?

Offline Jeanette

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Re: Beekeekeeping in Asia/India
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 12:54:16 AM »
Hi Apianon,

There are several variables to consider with any honey bee hive. For example, if your climate is very hot then a sunny location may not be the best choice. Can you tell us more about your local environment?