In a few days i will be finishing my first year in writing a blog. My purpose was to reach other beekeepers and share my experiences. I don't know how successful i was but due to 18 followers that i have and due to my blog statistics, i'm not bad as a new and rookie blogger.
Sezon çok yoğundu, bu yüzden uzun süre yazamadım.... Bir bakalım uzun süredir neler yapmışım.
The season was so busy that i couldn't write for such a long time.... Let's check what i had done so far.
In the begining of August we made our last controls in sunflower honey flow. Every time we visited Bezirci Village, our beekeeper friend Bekir Arsan accompanied us.
Master Bilen's mating nucs have reached to 100.
I had observed propolis production....
We harvested the sunflower honey from the hives...
We transported our hives back to our apiary...
This year's harvest was as follows: 97 kgs of fine pure linden honey and 76 kgs of sunflower honey; 173 kgs in total.... all this honey was harvested from 7 hives....
Above; On the left linden honey, in the middle early sunflower honey, on the right late sunflower honey...
We fed the colonies with sugar syrup in order to situmulate the queen's egg laying.
Bu yıl "yaraları sarmak" diye bir yazı yazmıştım... geçen yıl sezonu 52 koloni ile kapatırken bu yıl sezonu 27 koloni ile kapatabildik... yani bir nebze olsun yaralarımızı sardık sanırım...
This year i sent a post with the title "healing the wounds".... last year the season ended with 52 colonies, this year we ended the season with 27 colonies.... i guess i was able to heal the wounds, at least some part of it.
2011 Sonbahar / Yukarıda - 2012 Yazsonu / Aşağıda
2011 Autumn / Above - 2012 Late Summer / Belowküçük mum güvesi (Achroia Grisella) ile başa çıkamadım ve çareyi ana kutularını bir stoklamada birleştirmede buldum.
This summer i could fight with the lesser wax moth (Achroia Grisella) and i had to unite my mating nucs, which were in Mehmet's apiary, in a stock hive.
In this post i would also like to share the honey fountain which i saw this summer in a super market chain.
It is a self service system, you take a plastic box, fill it with as much honey as you want. Then you take it to the cash, where it is weighed and you pay for it.
Artık sezon bittiğine göre bundan sonra umarım yazmak için daha fazla zaman bulabilirim.
Since the season has finished, i guess i will find more opportunity to write.