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  1. Re: Question about Michael Bush's top entrance shims and reducing entrance.

    I just find sticks about the right diameter and stick them in the entrance. I have also cut wood pieces that fit.
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Hello From Arkansas

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome from a fellow NWAer!
  5. Re: NW Arkansas newbie. Please recommend best first bees to buy?

    Northwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association is currently doing classes info is at the link and they also have a couple of links for local nucs at the same link. But, I would move quick on anything...
  6. Re: Hi from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello from Arkansas

    Welcome to the forum. There is beekeepers association that meets in Little Rock. They would likely be a good place to look to for mentors. http://arbeekeepers.org/clubs/caba.html
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    Re: Expansion Model Beekeeping

    I feel your pain on the weather. Every time I think the weather has mellowed out I try something cool with the bees and the weather changes it's mind.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/16 Rogers, AR

    http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1411/bswrm.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Fayetteville AR 72701 I attempted to capture a swarm. When I got up to them they were all buzzing pretty loud and when I brushed them into my box they took for the sky. 15 minutes later there were...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got my first swarm call of the year yesterday April 5th. In Prairie Grove AR I am guessing zone 6b as that is what zone I am in 45 min. away. The bees had landed on a sapling the day before and...
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    Re: New Forum Idea: Sideliners

    Seems like a good forum idea to me. I would bet more people are sideliners or aspire to be than are large scale or aspire to be.
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    Re: Drone brood already in NW Arkansas

    Guess I need to go dig around in the hives once the weather warms back up. I have only peeked in them once a couple of weeks ago. I've been itching to check them out, but the weather doesn't seem...
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    Re: Honey Run Apiaries

    I emailed them a while back and didn't get a response, but when I called they answered. So, you might want to abandon the email route and try the phone.
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    Re: General Updates Requested

    I've only been doing it this year, so things may be different after winter and after mites get a chance to set up shop. But, so far things have gone well. I started with two packages and a swarm. ...
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    Re: Optimal Emergency Queens

    Look up on the spot queen rearing.
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    Re: Bees and Urine

    In one of the Foxfire books it talks about beelining and one of the baits that it mentions is corn cobs soaked in urine...
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    Re: Newbie in Berryville, AR

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Here is the website for the Northwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association: https://sites.google.com/a/nwabeekeepers.com/www/
    Welcome to the forum!
  20. Re: When to remove combs for swarm management in TBH?

    Thanks!
  21. Re: When to remove combs for swarm management in TBH?

    What I am wanting to know is how much room (empty bars) do you guys try to keep in your top bar hives?
  22. Re: When to remove combs for swarm management in TBH?

    These are first year hives started from 3lb. Wolf Creek packages on March 31st.
  23. Re: When to remove combs for swarm management in TBH?

    Thanks for the info. I wasn't planning on doing anything now. I am just trying to wrap my brain around top bar management, and planning ahead so that I know when I need to do something.
  24. Re: When to remove combs for swarm management in TBH?

    I will steal some brood at some point when I obtain another queen. However, what I would like to know is something along the lines of... If you are up to the last three bars you should free up some...
  25. When to remove combs for swarm management in TBH?

    I've got two Kenyan top bar hives made with Micheal Bush's top bar hive dimensions. I am now up 17 bars in one and 19 bars in the other out of about 32? available bars. At what point should I start...
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