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    Re: Do I need more entrances?

    Thank you for the quick replies beefolk. I slid the TP in front of the follower board over an inch to give them a rear ingress/egress port. They love it. I have 14 nice straight bars of brood comb...
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    Do I need more entrances?

    3 PM on a 74 degree day. 10 weeks since installing the package. I have 5- 5/8 inch entrances. 3 low and 2 high. Do I need more?
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  3. Thread: Rear entrance

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    Re: Rear entrance

    Is there some reason I should close off the rear entrance?
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    by Bawbby
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    Rear entrance

    Day 32. 11 well established combs. Everything looks good to me. I installed a spare TB in front of the follower but didn't get in in all the way. There is a 1/2 inch by 1 3/8 inch gap at one end and...
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    Re: first successful install

    20 hours after the install. 47 degrees out. Expected to reach 56 today.
    They aren't using any sugar. My feeder is behind the follower so I heated it in a sink of hot water. I had 12-1 1/4" bars...
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    Up close and personal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLjHnerb9VI
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    Re: OK I give up....does anyone know the site?

    http://members.shaw.ca/metropropolis/The%20Calgary%20Top%20Bar%20Hive.pdf
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    Re: Sugar Syrup behind follower Board?

    [QUOTE=Bawbby;1090820]I wanted to feed inside the hive but didn't want to disturb the inhabitants. I built a followerer feeding chamber topped with #8 screen. I get my first bee package in a week. I...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup behind follower Board?

    I wanted to feed inside the hive but didn't want to disturb the inhabitants. I built a followerer feeding chamber topped with #8 screen. I get my first bee package in a week. I was planning to...
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    Re: entrance locations

    I have been advised to put the entrance on the side (towards the end) rather than the end to avoid cross combing. Anyone have experience with this?
  11. Re: Question for Michael Bush - Top Entrance on Top Bar Hive

    What is the distance from the inside of the end piece to the first bar? I assume the first bar will be brood. Will it be any different than the following brood combs?
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