[lat.: commoneo- to put in mind, sich an etwas erinnern, zu Gemüte führen.]

4. April 2014

Where's Mrs. Digne?

Don't you know? Mrs. Digne is in Bavaria, having some more lessons in bee-keeping ... mähhh!

I got a Bienenkiste (bee-kiss ;) since last year, my bees survived the winter and are busy building and breeding. 

Have a great weekend and see you next week!

Kommentare:

  1. Congratulations on your bees surviving the winter, enjoy your lessons. My husband has considered getting some bees and having lessons
    We do have the flowers to feed them :)
    Have a lovely week in Bavaria but should that not be Beevaria ? :))
    Dee

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  2. Never mind the bees, I hear that the cream cakes in Bavaria are too die for!!!!
    Well done on your bees surviving the winter, I hope they produce lots of nice honey for you now!
    We have a lot of bees in our garden at the moment as they really like the blossoms on the lemon and orange trees.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs Sharon xx

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  3. Toll, dass du Bienen hältst! Ich liebe Bienen, sie sind absolut faszinierende Tiere. Während des Studiums habe ich ein Imkerpraktikum gemacht und wenn mein Mann nicht allergisch auf Bienenstiche wäre, hätte ich längst ein eigenes Bienenvolk im Garten. Ich wünsche dir viel Spaß mit Bienen und Sashas - eine tolle Kombi, wäre auch so absolut meins. Na ja, immerhin die Sashas hab ich ja ;-)

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  4. Enjoy the bee keeping, I'm so pleased your bees survived the winter and that spring is here.

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  5. Have never heard of 'Bee keeping' lessons before. I live and learn!

    How many hives do you have? Do the drones and workers share the hives and the Queens or just follow one queen and stay within her hive?

    I'd be terrified of being stung by the female bees so just buy my honey when it's already in the jars, although I have on two past occassions bought it on the comb.

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  6. Das stelle ich mir sehr interessant vor! Ein schönes Hobby - das könnte mir auch gefallen:) Ich wünsche dir viel Spass und Erfolg bei der Weiterbildung.

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  7. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I enjoy your interest!
    I'll tell my Beekeeping-Prof next time about the Beevaria *g

    There are many different Bee-homes/hives.
    I got only ONE bee-colony so far and I'm using a 'Bienenkiste'
    (a one-room-hive, see english link above)
    And if I'm able to catch a swarm this year > I put it in a Warré-hive.

    Yes Kendal - the bees, both workers and drones follow their queen and are using one hive together. In fact the queen is more a mother for them, the colony is democratic ;)

    But she has a special scent, who's keeping the colony together and they are very unhappy, if they loose their queenmother!

    The most important thing is to keep the bees "appropriate to the species". This is my opinion.

    The usual bee-hives(since about 100years) are NOT good for the bees, but for the bee-keepers, who always want to have more and more honey. They are exploiting their bees.
    This is ONE cause of the starving and the sickness of the bees.

    Modern beekeepers are trying to find a better way - the bees should have what they want and love. The keepers got less honey but healthier and happier bees.

    F.e. Bees WANT to swarm! But traditionel beekeepers don't want them to, because it means less honey, so they try to prevent them from swarming.
    Traditionel beehives are with hiveframes (movable). These frames are used to permanent disturb the bees.

    But the bees don't like to have fresh air, because they are able to keep a very special temperature, humidity and concentration of propolis in their homes. Every time one opens the hive, it destroys this 'healthy air'

    This is a longer story, but I'm unable to tell in english :(
    If you are considering to have bees, congratulations, it's worth it.
    Please try to find a hive that's good for you AND your bees.

    Don't be afraid of being stung. Bees don't like to sting, because they're dieing then.
    And they are not interested in your meals or cakes like wasps! And - stings are good for your health, really ;)
    It's called Apitherapy in german.

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  8. Hej DistelFalter
    - du könntest mal gucken, ob du in einem anderen Garten/Grund einen Standplatz bekommst.
    Das machen einige!

    Abgesehen davon, dass dein mann auch von anderen Bienen gestochen werden könnte - die Wahrscheinlichkeit ist nicht soo hoch,
    wenn er nicht gerade vor einer Bienenbeute rasenmäht.

    Und dann natürlich die Frage WIE du die Bienen hältst. Falls du dich ein bißchen einlesen willst:
    die 'Bienenkisten'seite und auch das Forum dort ist mE ziemlich gut.

    Ich schrieb ja schon, dass mir letztes jahr nach dem Herumstöbern klar wurde, dass es nur in Richtung 'wesensgemäßer Bienenhaltung' gehen darf.
    Das bedeutet Bienenkiste oder Top-Bar-Hive oder Einraumbeuten oder auch klassische Stülper / Bienenkörbe.
    Für alles gibts im Netz Info.

    Konventionelle Imker haben allerdings normalerweise heftige Vorurteile gegenüber Alternativen zum heutigen 'Normalsystem'
    Das macht aber nix, es geht auch ohne sie ;)

    Juhuu Sharon,
    I got no time for 'créme bavaroise', but I'm sure it's great :)
    I'm very sure, my bees would love to visit your and Dees garden!


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