Marco Banks wrote:
I witnessed this kind of bee keeping myself at some of the Orthodox monasteries in Turkey and Syria. Initially, I thought, "How brutal", but you can't argue with their results. By selecting only the healthiest colonies to go through the winter and be split the following year, they have some of the strongest breeding stock and healthiest hives I've ever seen, completely natural without any external inputs.
Güneş Bodur wrote:
Syriac monasteries? Can you give more information about the methods used there?
Lina Joana wrote:My understanding was that harvesting honey from a skep hive is rather disruptive. As in, you kill the hive first.
How is the harvest obtained, either from skep ir from log hives?