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    Re: Langstroth super on a TBH?

    What is a bee bridge?

    My KTBH has entrances on both ends. One end has has 9 holes of 1 cm and the other end has an entrance slot of 1 cm by 10 cm. Both entrances can be closed.

    So it seems it...
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    Re: Langstroth super on a TBH?

    Thanks for the pictures. So you have a top bar with 3 big holes in it from where the bees go from TBH to the top right?

    I wanted to take one top bar out and put a queen excluder over it so that...
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    Langstroth super on a TBH?

    I have seen only a few pictures of people putting a Langstroth super on top of a TBH. I am interested to hear your opinions on putting a Langstroth super on a TBH. What are the disadvantages, what to...
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    How to split Dadant hive colony into KTBH

    Hi all,

    My mom is a beginner beekeeper as am I. She lives in France and received a used Dadant beehive from a friend. In the winter we made a KTBH together when I was visiting them (I live in the...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive Entrance feeder

    You mean a lot of holes in the lid? What would be the disadvantage of having this many holes?

    I could also take the plastic mesh away as there is no gap between the lid and the feeder stand for...
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    Top Bar Hive Entrance feeder

    Hi all,

    I finally got around to making a feeder for the Kenya Top Bar Hive I am making. The entrance has 9 holes (10mm) at the bottom of one end. The feeder can be put in front of 2 of these...
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    Re: Mesh for screened bottom board TBH

    And you guys also don't use a screened bottom board for ventilation and cleaning the hive?

    You guys confused me... now I don't know what to do. Am tempted not to install a mesh floor. It will be...
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    Re: Mesh for screened bottom board TBH

    Varroa seems to be a big problem in Holland and that's why I wanted to have the option of the screened bottom board. If I have a screened bottom, I can open it, ventilate, clean, count varroa.
    I...
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    Mesh for screened bottom board TBH

    Hi all,

    I am back in the Netherlands after 2 years volunteer work in Kenya where I started beekeeping and made a Kenya Top Bar Hive (KTBH). http://www.bit.ly/beekeepingkenya

    I am now busy...
  10. Re: Queen excluder hole diameter for European bees

    I agree on a TBH a queen excluder is not wanted, but having honey and brood mixed is not ideal. Maybe it's mixed because it's the hives first year...
  11. Queen excluder hole diameter for European bees

    Hi guys,

    I harvested my first honey here in Kenya! I did notice that many of the combs had honey at the top and brood at the bottom. So I decided that for my next top bar hive build I need a...
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    Cross comb problem

    Went to visit the apiary at a vocational school here in Kenya.

    They have 8 hives of which one is occupied. The problem is that when they started using the hive the top bars did not have groves and...
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    Re: Homemade Top Bar Hive (TBH) Pollen Trap

    If I only use the pollen trap a few hours per day and maybe at most once a week, is it still necessary to put in a bigger hole for the drones to enter and leave the hive?
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    Re: Homemade Top Bar Hive (TBH) Pollen Trap

    I don't actually know the exact type of bee, except that it is probably an African bee. I know there are different kinds of bees in Kenya, don't know which kind is local to Nairobi which is at an...
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    Homemade Top Bar Hive (TBH) Pollen Trap

    Hi all,

    My top bar hive (KTBH) has many pollen cells and I wanted to try and make my own homemade pollen trap.
    I have seen another thread on the BeeSource forum...
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    Afri-frame - anyone using it?

    Was just surfing the web and came across a Beekeeping website from South Africa. They have developed a new kind of frame, a combination of a top bar and a Langstroth frame. It is made of plastic.
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    Re: Combining existing KTBH with swarm

    Ok, once I get to the stage of combining I'll try the grass method.

    Am I correct in assuming that one colony is not able to leave the hive, because they are behind a follower board, or in some...
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    Re: Combining existing KTBH with swarm

    Because I have an observation hive a tight follower board is not possible, the sides are not straight because of the glass.

    So far I have not actually seen my queen, will check to find her again...
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    Combining existing KTBH with swarm

    I have an observation KTBH which is doing ok, but the comb building is not going very fast.

    Thought I would hang the catcher box with which I caught the bees to begin with in a tree again to try...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle (SHB) in KTBH

    Is leaving both windows of the observation KTBH open the entire day ok? Or don't the bees like it?

    I wanted to take the lid of in the morning and open the windows. Hopefully the beetles don't like...
  21. Re: Anything New In Small Hive Beetle Eradication?

    Here in Kenya I also have small hive beetles in our Kenya Top Bar Hive. It's very frustrating as there is little one can do to eradicate them it seems.

    We just transferred bees from a catcher box...
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    Small Hive Beetle (SHB) in KTBH

    Hi all,

    We successfully transferred our bees from the TBH catcher box to the Observation KTBH 4 days ago.

    When transferring the bees I noticed small black bugs in the catcher box and upon...
  23. Re: Transfer bees from TBH catcher box to KTBH

    Thanks for the advice. We transferred the bees around 12 o'clock.

    See the link for some pictures. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michisunited/8740800415/in/photostream

    We lowered the catcher...
  24. Re: Transfer bees from TBH catcher box to KTBH

    The observation KTBH and all other things are finished. Made our own smoker and beesuit.

    Tomorrow I want to transfer the bees from the catcher box to the big hive.
    The catcher box is 3 meters up...
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    How to make feeder box top bar waterproof

    I made a top bar feeder box but could not find hardboard near my school in Kenya. So I used thin plywood to make the sides of the feeder box. See pictures of the feeder box at:...
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