|In the beginning of 1998 I to spent some time with a friend beekeeper in Chile.
This resulted as usual in some pictures. We are 50 km south of Santiago in a small village called Isla de Maipo.
|Here we are working bees in a vineyard where most of his hives were placed.|
|In some places there were small ants making it nessesary to use stands.|
|The home apiary where we tried some Royal Jelly production.|
|Enrique is grafting, sitting in the shade of the old willow tree.|
|Transfering the larvae to cell cups with a grafting needle.|
|The starter box. Made from a 5 frame nuc box with a mesh in the bottom to supply ventilation.|
|Bees have started the cells after a night in the starter box.|
|And the frame with cells go into the queenright finisher hive above excluder. The bees will treat them like swarm cells and finish them properly.|