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    Re: God gave me an answer

    Mr Bailey thanks for sharing. God was gracious to you. Ain't that great. Enjoy
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    Re: Packages Coming Tomorrow.. Still confused

    If your queen is released remove the cage. Let the bees do wha t they do. The cage has been in there a week right? Time to get it out of the way. They did have candy plugs I hope. If they did not...
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    Re: Packages Coming Tomorrow.. Still confused

    The top bar forum is a great resource too. I read it every day. Lots of questions just like yours and lots of good advice. I have both Warre and HTBH I personally have decided I like the management...
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    Re: Packages Coming Tomorrow.. Still confused

    Michael Bushes web sight has great info. Or get his book if you like the info in your lap. I have the pages on top bar dog eared. The whole book if super informative. Well with the Bucks.
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    Re: Packages Coming Tomorrow.. Still confused

    Yes read read read. I really got a lot from "top bar beekeeping" Les Crowder and Heather Harrell. They even have diagrams of seasonal management
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    Re: retrieved my first swarm ever - now what ?

    You never have enough hive full of bees. One more is always a good idea oh and one more after that and so on. Nice to have too much come spring to replace any possible losses. Yes you can sell a...
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    Re: hiving package bees in cold weather.

    Shake them in hang the queen and be done with it. I mean hang the queen cage with the queen in it, not hang the the queen �� What did she do wrong
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    Re: hiving package bees in cold weather.

    You don't want to keep
    Them boxed up all weekend
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    Re: retrieved my first swarm ever - now what ?

    Get to work on some more wooden ware, Swarm is a great addition,
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    Re: Packages Coming Tomorrow.. Still confused

    Get David Heafs books on Warre beekeeping, He is the one who translated the old book and has kept Warre's for many years.
    Good book, good read, lots of help to keep bees in a Warre, read what ever...
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    Re: Cutting Top Bars

    cut them all smaller and add shims, I felt like two sizes were a major pain, bee can't read nor follow our directions, but when you see it is becoming a honey bar add some shims, it won't be long and...
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    Re: hiving package bees in cold weather.

    Last season I hived my package on a cloudy sometimes rainy windy day into my toppers. The bees were just fine, if you have any comb or clean foundation for them to hang on it is best, but if not...
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    Re: Queen release in TBH

    Put a baby marshmallow in the cage and let the bees eat that and release the queen, she should be out in a couple of days, the comb will be a little wonky where the cage was, but you better get used...
  14. Re: Trying to keep it short and sweet from here on out

    Think I will replace lemon grass with Citron candles. Bees youngotta love em
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    Re: Extracting with TBH

    Google it. I saw a video of a guy who extracted his top bar build a cage type deal. Warren described the same thing to use an extractor for his hive. Just looked at an other. It's doable just YouTube...
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    Re: Baiting a Warre

    I started putting my traps out last weekend, had a job to do in a Peach orchard, saw some peach wood piled up. I asked the owner how much for a couple of logs, she wants to sell me a truck load (...
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    Re: Transitioning Langstroth Nuc to TBH

    My points was not to try adapters. Cut up the frames and stick them in. Enjoy bee keeping how ever you can
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    Re: Transitioning Langstroth Nuc to TBH

    Let me wade into this one with some experience. My first package arrived while I was out of town, I was able to acquire a nuc from the dealer later.
    I had a Warre hive so I built and " converter "....
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    Re: New guy's first build of TBH

    Again, look at Michael Bush's design just a gap in the last top bar and the end. If you go to his web site he has a good drawing to show this. No holes, just a gap
    the bees will regulate the...
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    Re: Where to buy Top Bar Frames

    this is a top bar forum. Why do you bother even reading these posts if you are so opposed to top bar. We WANT to keep bees in top bars so we are seeking advise from other top bar keepers. We don't...
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    Re: New guy's first build of TBH

    I use Michael Bush's design. Sooooo simple. look on his web site this will determine the inside dimensions. I over winter in wester Colorado. We get below zero for days.
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    Pat seems to me that down in FL you could just call mobile homes, FL style swarm trap....

    thanks for keeping us frozen Northerners happy
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    Re: It has not been a good year

    I agree with Bees of SC, you will have what you plan for because that is the direction you will go. EXPECT success, expect to do great, study all you can this winter, read the forums, and do all you...
  24. Re: Would anyone be interested if I streamed top bar inspections live?

    For all of us snow bound beeks, we are just glad to see a post of someone playing with their bees. I find myself on sunny days hanging around the hive, not really wanting them to come out and die in...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with Vertical Side Walls

    What I have read about TTBH vs KTBH that the bees tend to connect the comb to the sides more in the TTBH
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