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Παρασκευή, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Method George Halkias ... For more honey


A method of intensive honey production will be presented today by MELISSOCOSMOS.

A method that I think first appears, or at least I have not seen it anywhere on the Internet.
This method refers to beekeeping books and from there it is read and transported here.

This is the method of George Halkias, a beekeeper from Karpathos, an island located in the Aegean Sea in Greece.


This is a method especially for small beekeepers who have few bees and want to get a better honey production.
Of course, beekeepers with more bees can also apply it.

Because as you can see, it's hard to see photos from this method, I made you a plan to make it understandable.
In the blueprints I am not the most expert since I do not have much knowledge, so I ask for your understanding.

However, I will help you believe.

So let's see the Halkia method ...

To implement the method we must have at least 11 bees.
Or many eleven ...
We can start this method in spring in the mild climate.
The more northern the cold will be applied later.
So we start by feeding all our bees daily with a glass of syrup in proportion to a portion of sugar and a part of water.

We have to do this for about 40 days, and we have to make sure that our 11 bees are about the same strength.


According to Halkia, if we apply the above, we will have after 10 days 11 honeybees that will be eight frames.
Then we have to choose a beehive, put a queen barrier and give it a floor.

On the floor we have to give 10 frame with sealed, bee babies (without population) that we will have taken from the rest of our 10 bees.
So we will have 1 frame with bee babies from each honeybee, and in its place we will put 1 empty frame built or unbuilt to be reborn by the queen.

You mean that we will continue to give a syrup glass on a daily basis to our beehives because we are very interested in queens to give birth intensively.

Every week we have to do the same.

Add a floor to the big hive and give it 10 boxes with a sealed fry that we will take 1 of each beehive from the other 10.
A dam for a queen we put only one down to keep the queen there.


A few days after adding each floor to the big honeycomb, we have to check for royal cells, because even if the frames are sealed, they are likely to have somewhere, and no worm, or egg.

And because the queen is far from being on the last floor, her pheromones do not reach the whole hive and the tendencies to create the king's cells are great.
This should be continued for 8 weeks.


So the beehive will become 9 floors.

Also with such a large population the tendencies for smarm may be great, so you have to do good control a few days after each floor.

Let's see what happens to the rest of the beehives now.

These 10 honeybees, which we get 1 frame frame with baby bees a week, will nevertheless be able to grow because we feed them daily with syrup.
So according to Halkia they will soon get a floor and become two-storey.
Of course these beehives will be able to give us production.

You will now wonder what production these 11 bees can give us.
According to her inspiration, this method will give us at least 400 kg of honey in a moderate year.

The nine tower ceilings will give us 200 kilos of honey at least.

What you need to know is that because this tower has it is very high, there is a risk of falling out of strong winds.

This was the method of George Halkias.

I find it interesting, however.
I know it's not the easiest to handle, but it certainly promises a lot of honey.

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