Video BACK IN TREES – Creating tree cavities for honey bees

Sandira Belia/ May 17, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

April 2020, Alentejo, Portugal.

The first part of the video describes our experiment to make a hollow olive tree suitable for bees to live in.
The holes of the tree are filled with several layers of cob.
The recipe of the cob mixtures will be explained in another video coming very soon.
The second part of the video shows our mistakes and eventual success in bringing a swarm inside the tree cavity…

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  1. As a matter of interest how would you treat the swarm for varroa mites. We are treating twice yearly to avoid swarm collapse, 2 years ago we attempted nil treatment and lost 100% of our hives to this ghastly mite.

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