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    Re: Baggie Feeder in a top bar hive

    I will do it.
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    Re: Swarm moved to outside hive!

    Yesterday morning I put the bottom board on before leaving for work. Last night there were not near as many bees on the outside of the hive, so I did not open it up because of bees still hanging on...
  3. Thread: Squishing bees

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    Re: Squishing bees

    We have two hives with squared bottom edges on the bars and three hives with rounded edges at the bottom where the one bar touches the next. For me, the ones with the rounded edges are much much...
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    Re: Swarm moved to outside hive!

    They are in late afternoon shade. It is 93 right now. I did put lemon grass oil in it several weeks ago. The hive has two bars with about 1.5" of good straight comb attached that has been cut off...
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    Re: Swarm moved to outside hive!

    Thanks, that is what I wanted to hear.
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    Swarm moved to outside hive!

    We brought a swarm home yesterday and put them in a Top bar hive. This morning I shined a light up in the bottom and they were balled up at the entrance on the inside of the hive. Now this evening...
  7. Yes, someone with very limited woodworking skills...

    Yes, someone with very limited woodworking skills can make a TBH. I built one this last winter and about the most complicated project I had done with wood prior to that was put floors on a hayracks....
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    All appears to be going well

    I opened my hive today in order to keep a closer watch to make sure things are going well at first. They are building comb on the comb guides on the bars next to the swarm catcher frame. The comb...
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    The plans for my TBH including top bars with comb...

    The plans for my TBH including top bars with comb guide are found at:

    http://www.beesource.com/eob/althive/murrell/index.htm

    The comb guide is about 1/8" wide and hangs down about 1/2". Just...
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    odfrank, thanks for the encouragement. I guess. ...

    odfrank, thanks for the encouragement. I guess.

    Michael Bush, I did do a search on the topic and will spend the afternoon building a Swarm Catching Frame as per your instruction to someone else. ...
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    What would happen if I put in five fresh brood...

    What would happen if I put in five fresh brood nest bars right away? I could try to salvage the comb already built by fastnening it to other fresh bars and change them out at the next feeding. ...
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    Comb 90 degrees to top bars

    I installed my package of bees on Wed. I opened the TBH for the first time just now at almost noon on Sat. to check the hive and syrup, then release the queen. There are three sizable combs started...
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    Hive location and other questions

    At a Beginners Beekeeping Class a fellow stood up and gave a short report on some experimenting he had been doing with his conventional hives. He placed some in full sun and some in afternoon shade....
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    Keith, Thanks, that settles it. No wax. Kent

    Keith,
    Thanks, that settles it. No wax.

    Kent
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    Michael, Thanks. As far as using the wax, I was...

    Michael,
    Thanks. As far as using the wax, I was actually more concerned with disease than contamination. Although now I am leaning towards not using wax, should I be concerned with disease?
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    Package coming in several weeks

    I am interested in more information on the baggie feeder. I have read something about it but can't seem to find the information now. Do I place it on the floor inside the TBH hive?

    I have...
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