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  1. Re: Hey Newbees, who started this year, got a hive you want to brag on?

    I built a HTBH last winter and sat on the fence until packages were mostly gone. On June 2nd I retrieved a swarm from a tree at work, placed them in the hive and left them alone for a week. Checked...
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    Re: Beginner with lots of questions

    :kn:Another option (& the one I used) build a top bar hive (simple and affordable), capture a swarm to populate it and acquire equipment as the need arises. I noticed that the new swarm was very...
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    Re: Inserting bars.

    "Queens like to lay in new comb. They reuse old comb because the bees cant move whole combs, but you can. So as brood hatches and comb becomes empty and starts being filled with pollen or honey, move...
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    Re: Swarm in new hive question

    Went out at lunch and did a full inspection and am mostly pleased with the results. :applause: They are building on bar 14, about 1/3 of the bar is full. Bar 1 & 2 where they began building in the...
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    Re: Swarm in new hive question

    Snookie- From all of my reading it seems an early season swarm should be left to their own, a late season swarm may benefit from feeding.

    JWCarlson- By doing the math I was expecting new workers...
  6. Re: Please help me with the final setup of my first TBH

    A hive full of bars and honey gets heavy. If you are set on the bucket idea I would use 4 and build an "H" as a stand. Also realize that a 5 gallon bucket exposed to UV all day is good for about a...
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    Swarm in new hive question

    I captured a swarm on June 2nd, they got to work right away building comb and foraging. I left them alone except for a couple small peeks for cross comb for the first 2 weeks so did not check for...
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    Re: Hi from Eugene

    I am new here too and new to beekeeping, caught a swarm at work June 2nd on Willow Creek and 18th near the old Hynix facility. Good to see some fellow Eugenians here. I have a Top Bar hive so will be...
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    Re: Swarm capture

    I added 6 more bars...didn't put that in the post.
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    Re: Swarm capture

    1 week update...

    I have been keeping an eye on the hive but staying out. I read "At the hive entrance" over the weekend (there is a PDF available on Biobees.com) and I strongly recommend it. After...
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    Swarm capture

    Hi All,

    Been lurking in the background reading all the info here. Built a top bar hive over the winter and have been waiting for swarm season. Arrived at work today to an urgent message from our...
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    Howdy from Lane county Oregon !

    I have decided that the next step in my permaculture journey is to add pollinators into my mix. I am drawn to top bar hives after doing lots of reading for all the obvious reasons. At this time of...
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