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Jose Thayil

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  1. Grand daughter of a pure carniolan queen
  2. Second generation carniolan queen from this season. Grandmother is a pure daykel carniolan. Still have all three generation queens laying well. All three hives are pretty gentle bees. Open mated in Hamilton, Waikato.
  3. A breeder should be able to look for and find desirable qualities in a group of hives where he or she is able to enhance those qualities and add it into the general population by breeding from those lines and producing a consistent line off bees. Sometimes a group of average hives may be used in a breeding program where the breeder might see a good quality in those bees which he or she may add into his line of bees to enhance his bees. I do not think being able to do AI is to be considered a defining factor to be called a breeder. There were and still have god bee breeders who do not use A
  4. As long as the Honey prices stay this high, the prices for Nucs will also be very high. With the bad season this year,there will be winter losses which will be more than the usual numbers and there will be people wanting to expand by buying in more hives. I think its more profitalbe selling nucs and queens unless you are harvesting manuka honey.
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    Carnica - YouTube

    Carniolan hive. You can see a few Italian drones going into the hive which have drifted from a nearby hive.
  6. [USER=72]@Trevor Gillbanks[/USER] These are photos and videos I took while I was over there in the last few weeks. These are bees kept in our farm in Kerala, India.
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    Wash boarding - YouTube

    Bees wash boarding at the entrance of a nuc
  8. [USER=72]@Trevor Gillbanks[/USER] I just thought people might be interested to see them. But to write up the differences and similarities, it will be like a long essay. Thats all. But if I get some time later on I will make an attempt to write it up.
  9. [USER=3781]@Nedeljko[/USER] There are lots of differences and similarities. Too many to mention here.
  10. Finding that none of my hives have swarmed after getting back from holidays.
  11. Cross between highland and lowland strains from Kerala India
  12. Cross between highland and lowland strains from Kerala India
  13. Cross between highland and lowland strains from Kerala India
  14. From Kerala India
  15. Need from Kerala, India.
  16. Carniolan queen returning from mating flight
  17. Carniolan queen returning from mating flight
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    Carniolan

    Carniolan queen returning from mating flight
  19. Good flow of nectar in Hamilton area with bees drawing out new comb and storing well in honey supers. A few hives has swarm cells about to be capped. Made a few splits of one hive and added more boxes with drwan comb as under super for the other hives. Hope that gives them enough room to keep going without thinking about swarming.
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    Italian

    On lemon tree
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