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by michaelb
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: Biological control of Caterpillars
Replies: 1
Views: 14180

From some information I've got the paper wasp altough it does alot of damage on fruit trees especially in vines, it does alot of beneficials by eating alot of insects and caterpillars, like these photos show
by michaelb
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: Swarm of Bees
Replies: 4
Views: 18708

These are the honey bees I cultivate, this happens when there is a new queen in the colony and thus the older one goes out of the hive with a group of bees. This was taken in my field, couse when the old queen emerges out with it's group it rests on a tree branch so that scout bees go to find an app...
by michaelb
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: Swarm of Bees
Replies: 4
Views: 18708

Swarm of Bees

This is a swarm of bees I cought last February
by michaelb
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: How bees select their flowers
Replies: 4
Views: 14452

Regarding to the collection of water, the bees put drops of water on the corner of cells and fan the air from the outside of the hive bringing air that is mixed with these drops of water thus the hive is cooled
by michaelb
Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: Selmunett Wall Lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 54152

As I read in books regarding old folklore, St. Pauls islands where tilled and cattle was taken there to graze. Thus there was human interference on the enviornment of the island,
by michaelb
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: Selmunett Wall Lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 54152

I agree with you MWP. Lizards are rarley seen (if seen) during this time of year. Once I found a lizard under many leaves (probaly was hibernating) during this time of year and its movement was like with slow motion As I had time to put it in a another place as I had to clear that heap of leaves. As...
by michaelb
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: How bees select their flowers
Replies: 4
Views: 14452

Also one must say that there are a certain amount of bees which their main purpose is to collect water instead of nectar. Water is used in the hive to dilute asatored honey for feeding purposes and especially in summer to cool up the hive.
by michaelb
Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: How bees select their flowers
Replies: 4
Views: 14452

bees select the flowers they 'harvest' by selecting the ones which have the most concentrated sugar in it. This selection occurs becaouse when the bees entering the hive with the nectar they gathered, they find other bees in the hive which unloads them. The bees in the hive unload the ones which hav...
by michaelb
Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: Nectar and Pollen gathering
Replies: 0
Views: 9670

Nectar and Pollen gathering

Bee collecting pollen and nectar from White wall rocket
by michaelb
Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Come with us to discover your country
Replies: 6
Views: 20881

also we must say that when a farmer invests in his field by planting, olive trees, vine trees or even using it to grow vegtables one must say that he will always invest many of his savings becaouse he loves the job he's doing. Than comes this invetsor and says that on the garrigue grows nothing, the...
by michaelb
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Growing wild thyme
Replies: 11
Views: 29336

Hi all,
Yes you can do that topic about bee keeping if you want and I would answer your questions. If you see the maltese fonts as chinese when you view my website, try to download and install the fonts provided on my home page. :D
by michaelb
Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Growing wild thyme
Replies: 11
Views: 29336

Thanks very much for the information provided. Altough we heard that garrigue is barren land (golf course plans) as these people should know, bee colonies at the noth of Malta (Mellieha / Mgarr area) their only honey harvest is of wild thyme honey which of course grows in the 'barren land' while the...
by michaelb
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Growing wild thyme
Replies: 11
Views: 29336

Growing wild thyme

I wish to know if there is any method to grow wild thyme. I wish to grow some of it in my field so when I am growing a new bee colony the bees (I am a beekeeper) can find a source of nectar during the summer time. I know that there are some methods how to grow it, as it is used in the UK as a decora...