skep bee keeping (german videos from '78-'79)

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tonybloke 

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu9bWevyRbs[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sytc1M5bzDY[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsq4EDRv2O8[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnzOKvfsmY[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEuEIRNrXj0[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivfc9rCbV7g[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPutfx3SljE[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRIhlPvJAI[/ame]
 

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I had not seen these and now I have. Very interesting.

Cheers for that Tony
 

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what a find, good videos I watched them all and was fascinated, I cant imagine sitting all day waiting for swarms to leave, using shovels etc I will revisit and watch them again, thanks for posting them Tonybloke :)
 

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Marvellous! What a lot of work involved for not a lot of honey. I wonder if skep bee keeping is still practiced on such a large scale. Thank you for posting the links.
 
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Thanks for posting the vids... original site I had them on was "auf Deutch" and halted just as it got to an interesting bit!!!

Danke!
 

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Fascinating- different in so many ways. I've been watching whenever I get a chance since they went on- I'm still only half-way through.

Great find!
 

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One highlight, one question.

The highlight: the young "master bee keeper" smearing runny cow poo over the skeps. How he kept a straight face while being filmed, I have no idea.

The question: the bit where the bees are separated from their honey is missed. You go from tending bees to bee less skeps. How do they persuade the bees to leave?
 

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Rae,I am sure that is there. Don't they put two skeps together end to end. With the full one on top they bounce the skeps and the bees drop down to the new empty skep.
 

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Thanks for the post, very interesting. No problems with varroa or all the other 'new' problems with todays beekeeping.
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Marvellous! What a lot of work involved for not a lot of honey. I wonder if skep bee keeping is still practiced on such a large scale. Thank you for posting the links.
I assumed not- then picked up a copy of last autumns bee keepers quarterly, and found an article on the same thing. t is getting less, but still on a commercial scale.
 

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One highlight, one question.

The highlight: the young "master bee keeper" smearing runny cow poo over the skeps. How he kept a straight face while being filmed, I have no idea.

The question: the bit where the bees are separated from their honey is missed. You go from tending bees to bee less skeps. How do they persuade the bees to leave?
Its the middle section of film 6- 'autumn work in das apiary'
 
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Food for thought...........

Place weak colony on the stance of a strong colony and move strong colony to stance of weak colony... when the bees are foraging ....so that the weak colony gets more bees returning to the location they left from.............

anyone tried this?
 

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Food for thought...........

Place weak colony on the stance of a strong colony and move strong colony to stance of weak colony... when the bees are foraging ....so that the weak colony gets more bees returning to the location they left from.............

anyone tried this?
yep, loads of folk, it's part of some A/S
 

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Food for thought...........

Place weak colony on the stance of a strong colony and move strong colony to stance of weak colony... when the bees are foraging ....so that the weak colony gets more bees returning to the location they left from.............

anyone tried this?
I've read it somewhere, cant remember where, might have been 'Honey by the ton'
 
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Local beekeeper was looking for information on Skep beekeeping
Appols for bumping this
Thanks Tonybloke!
not worthy
 
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