Which animal is the ideal prey?

Set up honey chamber and remove brood combs in April

Shortly before the first mass costume begins, a honey room is set up. Then it starts with the expansion piece by piece. The monthly information for April shows what is important here.

Beekeeping without stress for animals and livestock keepers requires three things: the right prey, the right bee and the right beekeeper. But what is "right"? My "real" prey was, is and will remain the simple wooden magazine with fold-free frames - each has space for ten pikeperch frames with long ears - and with a grid floor. I use the same measure in the honey room as in the brood room. In this way, the construction work in the honey room can be used for later honeycomb renewal in the brood room during forage.

I swap old combs for new ones in late summer. The prerequisite is the incubation space divided into two frames. It also simplifies colony management in spring and during the swarming season, the unification of colonies in autumn and balancing in March, as well as the formation and care of young colonies. In addition, the two-lined brood chamber facilitates the appropriate treatment of the colonies against the Varroa.

My "real" bee does not sting, does not swarm and (nevertheless) brings a lot of honey. The “right” beekeeper orients himself to the biology of the honey bee when managing the colonies.