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    Re: Propolis on bottom

    It is possible it is propolis since the area they seem to have put it down is where two boards come togehter and are not even. I just happy they are still going strong since a couple of weeks after...
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    Re: Propolis on bottom

    The stuff isn't just laying on the bottom...the girls have attached it to the floor.
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    Propolis on bottom

    This is my first year of bee keeping and I was wondering why my bees are building little mounds of Propolis on the bottom of my TBH. Is this normal? I circled the Propolis in red on the attached...
  4. Thread: Colorado Trip

    by BBQBrew
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    Re: Colorado Trip

    Speaking of CO. I will be in Breckinridge the last week of June. Any beekeepers in the area that I could visit?
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    Texas TopBar Feeding??

    My new TBH has 7 bars of comb drawn. I was wondering should I be feeding them? I'm concerned that summer is approaching fast in Texas and they won't be able to build up enough stores before winter....
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    Re: Leaving Them Alone

    I'm with ya! I'm a new beek...first hive this year (Top Bar) and I plan to let the bees do what they do and hope for the best. I will feed if necessary but don't plan to treat for anything.
  7. Thread: Queen Cells

    by BBQBrew
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    Re: Queen Cells

    Thanks for the info! I will let them do what they are going to do and re-inspect in about 3 weeks.
  8. Thread: Queen Cells

    by BBQBrew
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    Re: Queen Cells

    They are not on the bottom of the comb. First one I saw was close to the top of the bar and off to one side with lots of regular cells below it. Other queen cells where in different places. I...
  9. Thread: Queen Cells

    by BBQBrew
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    Queen Cells

    Well...guess things weren't going as we'll as I thought. After inspecting the hive today looking for the queen I found 3-4 queen cells. This is a new hive with lots of room. Do you think the queen...
  10. Thread: Drones?

    by BBQBrew
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    Re: Drones?

    Thanks Hickorybow! I learn more everyday.

    My wife thinks I have gone nuts! We where at the Lowes near my home the other day and I was watching a bee gather pollen from the flowers they had...
  11. Thread: Drones?

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    Drones?

    I'm a new beek and this is my first year with a hive. I was out watching the bees flying in and out this afternoon and I noticed lots drones flying in and out of the hive. Is this normal? I didn't...
  12. Thread: One Month Down

    by BBQBrew
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    One Month Down

    This is my first year with bees and things seem to be going great. My girls have started on their 7th bar of comb and they seem very happy. Here is a pic of the inside from the window. Not the...
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    So far so good...

    Installed bees in my first TBH on Monday. No stings. I suspended the queen cage instead of direct release. Wednesday decided to check that queen had been released. The workers had eaten out the...
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    Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    I was too late....sold out for April....didn't want to wait until May.
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    Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    The hive I built only has 18 top bars...not very big but I livein "suburba" and my house sits on 1/2 acre lot so not lots of space for hives. I wanted to get my bees from Texas but ended up ordering...
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    New "Texas" Top Bar

    My first Top Bar hive is in place (first hive of any kind) bees should arrive next week!!!! Used the Golden Mean plans from "BackyardHive" and built it with help from a friend. I didn't use the...
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    New Top-Bar Texan

    Starting my first hive this year and it will be a TopBar Hive. Can't wait for the fun!!
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