BEES WATERED AND FED THE MACHINEWhen rented with option to purchase three of the apiary, I realized how difficult it is to handle a large number of bee colonies. Part of the problem was solved with the help of the trough-drinkers, slightly improved development offered by experienced beekeepers in the pages of periodicals. Each of used to me bee-feeders-drinkers consists of a wooden mandrel which is inserted a glass or plastic bottle with thread. Mandrel is better to make from dry birch – less burrs when machining.

In the billet on top of the drilled hole with a diameter of 28 mm and depth 33 mm. But on the other, with a diameter of 20 mm to mate with the first. From the same side of the workpiece is machined to a diameter of 28 mm for a length of 20 mm.

The caps from bottles made openings for the free exit of fluid. To attach the frame to the hive, slotted or round cells in the plugged and drilled a new one, with a diameter of 28 mm.

In April — may napiwu in bottles of 250-500 ml of sugar syrup laced with herbal treatment-and-prophylactic extracts, decoctions or infusions. Bottle fill for the consumption of feed for two to three weeks, depending on the strength of the bee family.

Feeder-drinker easy to use day during the intensive summer bees and when feeding families-teachers, as the structure will not disturb the family and protects her from the bees-thieves. Treatment-and-prophylactic feeding spend in August — September — after the last extraction of honey.

I also want to share recipes extracts, decoctions and infusions that are added to the sugar syrup. In particular, for the preparation of CONIFEROUS DECOCTION of the young buds and fresh pine needles and spruce fill with water and boil in a pressure cooker, then cooled under the warm cover and filter. Add the infusion to the syrup at the rate of 50 ml per 1 L. It has a bracing effect.

Together with pine broth to give my bees the GARLIC EXTRACT has anti-bacterial properties. To make it skip peeled cloves of garlic through a meat grinder and store the resulting mass in a sealed container. Add one tablespoon of extract to 1 l of syrup.


Automatic bee feeder-waterers

Automatic bee feeder-troughs:

1 — beehive; 2 — year; 3 — mandrel (dry birch); 4 — glass or plastic bottle with thread

To get the INFUSION of BITTER PEPPER, put 50 grams of crushed dried fruit in a thermos, pour 1 liter of boiling water, insist night and filter. Add to the syrup at the rate of 50 ml per 1 L. the Mixture is useful when the varroa and nosematosis. Besides stimulates the bees and their Queens.

THYME INFUSION is prepared from the dried tops of the plants collected during flowering. Add it to the syrup at the rate of 50 ml per 1 l It is a good antiseptic and helps with varroa.

To prepare HAWTHORN lay 50 g of crushed fruits in a thermos, pour 1 liter of boiling water and infused for 2-4 hours. Add water to the syrup at the rate of 50-100 ml per 1 liter of mixture increases the resistance to diseases, stimulates the bees and their Queens.

E. KORABLEV, Ulyanovsk

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