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Offline Mircea_63

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2013, 03:54:45 AM »
I don`t know if I understand all what is wrote, but I am astonished. First I purpose this is a humor topic. :-\

 I am only in second year of beekeeping, but in beekeeping should bee something like Decalogue (the  10 commandments) and one of then is no open feeding.

 Open feeding means to feed in outside of the hives? If reply is "no", I am in a great error.  :?

 Wintering is more simple, and Manny beek love to complicated this.
 Strong family
 Various treatment
 Enough Honey in the caped combs.
 Peace and quiet
 Dry...
 Honey balls only in emergency...rescue. 

  In my country we have Siberian winter...

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 05:07:35 AM »

  In my country we have Siberian winter...


Political?

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2013, 08:10:27 AM »
No riots here Finski. 8-)



what else you have there.

What I have learned on this forum is

- do nothing
- don't extract honey (poor man's job)
- feed all year around. Buy honey from market and make honey balls
- peace for varroa!
- use natural combs and burn recycled wax
- encourage comb building feeding sugar the whole summer.
- be positive and be allways same opinion with stupid questions.

- me America, me no mites

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2013, 12:52:22 PM »

  In my country we have Siberian winter...


Political?



 :lau: Is not so cold like in your country, of course.

 Last winter, minimum degree was -31 Celsius
 Last Summer, maximum degree was +43,5 Celsius

  Political? Of course, our politicians are bleep. Yours are  Virgin Mary?

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2013, 02:49:52 PM »
you boys are funny  :-D

open feeding can have some advantages in spring, especially for the small beekeeper.  if you have a place you might not get to for a few days, a couple of gallons of syrup in a chicken waterer will make sure that one hive does not run out of syrup.  for me, i have a hike to my hives so it's much easier to carry a couple of gallons in one bucket.

it's just another thing that MIGHT work for some people.  it's just not a good thing after the spring because then it will draw other critters!
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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2013, 03:14:27 PM »
you boys are funny  :-D

open feeding can have some advantages in spring, especially for the small beekeeper.

Yes, it gives bigger spring yeidl, but it is 250% sure that it gives no advantage to spring build up.

It is better to study from US reseaches. When bees get pollen, it accelerates brooding. Not sugarwater.
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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2013, 03:17:19 PM »

 Last winter, minimum degree was -31 Celsius
 Last Summer, maximum degree was +43,5 Celsius

  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Romania

Seems bad place

Our coldest measure is -50C.  Warmest +33C
http://ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/lampimin-ja-kylmin-paikka-vuosittain

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2013, 05:36:55 PM »
  
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Our coldest measure is -50C..
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 :chop: Respect!!!


 Finski, I have saw a big difference about American beekeepers opinion and beekeepers from my country. Romanian beekeeping school and books have an opinion exactly like yours.
 In springtime, if no pollen, no brooding and they don`t get sugarwater. May be feed with honney-pollen cake. 

 But small portion of syrup can get impression of harvest for bees and the bees determinate the queen to laying. If this happend and bees have not enough pollen, result an  imbalance. The bees consume the vitelogenin reserves and their life shortens.
 The brood is not strong and health enough without pollen.

 Who knows, made.Who does not know, teach others. I am newbee. :roll:




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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2013, 06:08:03 PM »
 

Our coldest measure is -50C..
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 :chop: Respect!!!


 Who knows, made.Who does not know, teach others. I am newbee. :roll:


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There is a difference with funkeepers and beekeepers.

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2013, 07:44:42 PM »
One of the interesting Thinks Reading the site is different ways to keep bees around the world and in different climates.
Things that are right for some may not bee right for others.

Here in Sweden we are not aloud to open air feed  :police: This is part of trying to minimize contamination beetween hives and beeyards.

mvh Edward  :-P

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2013, 12:11:46 AM »
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I feed hives at the beginning of september that hives have enough food to May.

How about in nature the hives. Do they get something out of booming season?

.You will never learn. But do as you like. No one can help you.
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I have said several times that this forum is more dangerous to hives than winter.
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Finski, for all the frustration that we give you, I am truly glad that you stick around because you have a lot of wisdom to share that's worth hearing - and we DO listen, really! I've learned a lot from you and changed a number of my new-beekeeper-dangerous-ways ;) Thanks for your input - and I have put my open feeding experiment away...

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2013, 02:10:34 AM »
You will never learn. But do as you like. No one can help you.
I wish somebody could help me. :?  I have a big problem; my bees are bursting at the seams.  Maybe it’s those honey balls on the holidays, or that November open feeding, or my electric heat, or my poly hives, or jumbo frames, or mid entrances, I don’t know what, but the bees do fantastic despite the ridicule. :laugh:

I do agree with Finski that open feeding just doesn’t make sense in the spring and summer.  We only differ in the fall and winter.  :-D

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2013, 02:54:15 AM »

I wish somebody could help me. :?  I have a big problem; my bees are bursting at the seams. 

It is July now, and a seems are bursting?

Quite late time to burst. I have allready 6 boxes in hives.
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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2013, 03:45:32 AM »
Maybe it’s those honey balls on the holidays, or that November open feeding, or my electric heat, or my poly hives, or jumbo frames, or mid entrances, I don’t know what, but the bees do fantastic despite the ridicule. :laugh:


 And air conditioner? :shock: You will have trouble with bees protection institute. :'(

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Re: Open feeding method
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2013, 03:52:05 AM »
  We only differ in the fall and winter.  :-D


Yes. You are only one who I know who feed bees in the middle on winter in -14C temp (honey balls)

How we differ in fall?  Yes, it is still Atlantic Ocean between us.
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