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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.
Thus I started with the construction of the apiary, and soon the first few bees have been attracted.
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.
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.
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:
|5. Juli 2016||Varroa Products: Criteria for Varroa impact, comparison between different products against Varroa|
|5. Mai 2015||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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