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Beekeeping in Walzenhausen

Construction of the Apiary

In the advanced age I decided to go back to the young days, at least to "young beekeepers". The motivation came from our flowering cherry tree on which not a single bee was found. Without bees no pollination, and without pollination no cherries. Investigations revealed that south of Downtown Walzenhausen not one beekeeper was holding bees. So a real gap in the market for nature was found.

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Thus I started with the construction of the apiary, and soon the first few bees have been attracted.


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But the bees have not been lazy, and multiplied themselves diligently through swarms so that soon an extension of the apiary by a platform with bees hives was necessary.


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Exactly 2 years after the groundbreaking ceremony the first honey was harvested. The honeycombs are spun in a centrifuge, the honey from the combs runs out and can be bottled.


Further Projects

Practice is one thing, theory another. After more than 30 years of scientific activity, I naturally wanted to include the theory in my new job as a beekeeper.
The four main projects are:

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Lectures

Date Link Title
5. Juli 2016 PDF Varroa Products: Criteria for Varroa impact, comparison between different products against Varroa
5. Mai 2015 PDF Swarm prevention: advantages, disadvantages, measures.
3. Nov. 2012 Video of 30 Min. length directly to view or to download The Website of the Association of Beekeepers St.Gallen - Appenzell: what good is it to me?
3. Nov. 2012 Video of 30 Min. length directly to view or to download
 
Africanised bees (commonly known as killer bees): Ethnicity, properties and beekeeping options.

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