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Programme of two days seminar
of Alexander Komissar,
professional bee scientist (PhD in biology),
beekeeper and small scale queen breeder.
1. Modern sources of beekeeping information.
2. Philosophical problems of apiculture.
3. What race of bees is the best in Ukraine?
4. F.Huber, P.Prokopovich and L.Langstroth.
5. Horizontal hive with warm way.
6. Simplified hive of K. Letsin.
7. Swiss and Ukrainian hives.
8. Thin-walled horizontal moving hives.
9. Special hives for pavilions.
10. Cheap hive with the walls from firewood.
11. Design and role of dummy boards.
12. Observation hives and top bar hives.
13. High temperature overwintering (HTW).
14. Storage of reserve queens in rooms.
15. HTW of nucs with electrical heaters.
16. What is better - outside or inside wintering?
17. Modern Canadian wintering building.
18. Inside wintering in thin-walled boxes.
19. Royal jelly (kilo from one colony per month).
20. Nursing colonies without queen excluders.
21. What plastic queen cups are the best?
22. Modified larvae grafting.
23. Best larvae transferring tool.
24. Design of grafting frame.
25. Plastic Ukrainian collapsible comb. News!
26. Near-entrance borders.
27. Colouration of near-entrance borders.
28. Extra multiple mating hives.
29. Different design of frames for micronucs.
30. Mating nucs with standard frames.
31. Combs repairing in the nucs.
32. Automatic introduction of queens.
33. Maintenance of pedigree queens.
34. Nursery cages for rape queen cells.
35. Three ways of struggle against robbing.
36. Night honey extraction in the field.
37. Alternative beekeeping (without wax foundations and honey extractors)
38. Overwintering in the extra-narrow hives.
39. Thermography in apiculture.
40. Problems of the spring heating.
41. Bee bread as a new hive product.
42. Specialization on the pollen production.
43. Storage of pollen.
44. Three new kinds of comb honey.
45. Orientation of cells in the combs.
46. Best glass jars for the comb honey.
47. Bell’s board for propolis collection.
48. Artificial queen insemination.
49. Motor resource of bees and honey crop.
50. Combs at the plastic foundation.
51. Defence and disinfections by microwax.
52. Wax defence of wooden surfaces.
53. Wax figured candles.
54. Professional beekeepers in the USA.
55. Treatment of foulbrood colonies besides official instruction.
56. Be carefull – amitraz.
57. Unknown sides of antimites strips use.
58. Coefficient of bee breeding
59. Drone brood: cut out or not?
60. Drone and bee brood as hive product.
61. Extra-early and extra-late nucs.
62. Preparing of food for wintering in summer.
63. The simplest feeders from plastic bottles.
64. Feeding by wet sugar.
65. Marking of virgin and mated queens.
66. Three ways of foundation saving.
67. Honey resources of locality.
68. Log hive beekeeping in Ukraine.
69. Distance of effective bee flights.
70. Standards for honey and pollen.
71. Artificial honey ripening.
72. What kind of honey is the best?
73. World of bees and honeybees.
74. New beekeepers equipment.
75. Nest restriction and honey crop.
76. Bumble and osmia bees breeding.
77. Social bees, nations and religions.

The information on the majority of these questions can’t be found in the bee books and magazines.

The base of several topics is the own original author’s elaboration. 
Seminar duration is two days usually, but this time isn’t enough for detailed work with all topics. Therefore the audience has to make the choice for more detailed discussion in the accordance with specialization in the bee culture. Part of questions is interesting for Ukrainian beekeepers only. The lectures are in the Power Point and need the multimedia computer projector. It is possible to receive preliminary information about some subjects from the author’s publications in English (list of publications is enclosed).

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