Adapted from video made by Argentine beekeepers documenting the growth of a swarm in their Perone hive. The hive in this video is the Mk 1 Perone Hive, the first model Perone designed. Perone actually now advises against using the Mk 1, because he’s received so much feedback from South American beekeepers who’ve tried both models and say the Mk 2 hives are much more resilient.
Alfredo Cabrera, a beekeeper with 30 years of experience, opens his Mk 2 Perone hive as part of a demonstration during Oscar Perone’s PermApiculture Course in Curacavi, Chile, June 2012.
Lican Ray, Region 9 – William Antonio Celi’s curiosity gets the best of him; he opens up the Bees’ Part of the Mk 2 hive (Despite what the title suggests) to check out the development of the nuc he placed in the hive 3 months prior to the making of this video. This hive survived the winter and is now going into its second season.
A tour of the perone mk 2 hive and information about how to use it
by us (Alexis Torres Peña and Claire McHale). Note: I talk about using nucs in this video. Winter passed, and most of the Perones with nucs didn’t fair too well because they seem to be too weak. 1 out of 8 nucs survived the winter, though overall it was a really rough season for the whole region beekeeping-wise.
On the other hand, we’ve had good wintering results with Perone hives that were populated with COMPLETE Langstroth families. I recommend then for best results, placing an entire family into a Perone, not just a nuc.
Agricultural engineer and coordinator of the Biodynamic Agroecology Movement in Costa Rica, Esteban Acosta Pereira, talks about the relationship between PermApiculture/Perone beekeeping and Biodynamic agriculture, and comments about his experience integrating PermApiculture into biodynamic farming.
Beekeeper “Cebo’s” Mk 1 Perone hives in Spain.
A plethora of bees busy at work in a Mk 1 Perone and a Mk 2 Perone.
Youtube user Cheguebuddha adapted the Perone’s design thinking of his own cold climate. He hasn’t populated it because it was too late in the season; nevertheless, you can see appreciate how he is trying to alter the Perone according to his local environment.
British beekeepers, Andy and Hazel demonstrated the Perone hive Mk2 at this year’s Natural Beekeepers’ Conference. (Aug. 2012)
Andy made this hive on his kitchen table! A big thanks to them and the work and resources they put into this demonstration.