Kevin Hedrick wrote:As much as I like the idea of leaving my brood box alone, I also want to be able to detect any problems before any inspector does, and treat naturally by my own means rather than on the inspectors terms. AFB is one that comes to mind when I think of things that can go wrong with perone, and effect other beekeepers hives in my area.
Kevin Hedrick wrote: I love the idea behind the perone, I just wish it was more practical in addressing these issues, the theory is sound...
David Livingston wrote:
Do you think I should make this a seperate thread to share this idea with other folks ?
Cj Verde wrote:My NUC is coming in a week or two. My question is would I put the honey supers on immediately or wait till the hive is more established?
Cj Verde wrote:Also, in Tel's video where he describes the Perone hive he places canvas between the comb grid and the roof. Is this common practice?
Cj Verde wrote:So, do I need to feed them? The weather looks good for a few days and it looks like there is nectar/pollen available (cherry blossoms, willow, maples, a few early dandelions & coltsfoot).
tel jetson wrote:quite a lot of comb.
...I was reminded in rather dramatic fashion why I don't install swarms after dark.
Cj Verde wrote:
That is quite a lot of comb! Any ideas on why they didn't make it?
When you have time, could you elaborate on why you don't install swarms after dark? Or have your friend video tape it. Seems like an interesting story.
tel jetson wrote:
I think now is a good time to prepare yourself for the possibility of losing them over the winter.
Intellectually, I know the odds are 50/50.