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  1. Re: We Really need a good tool for transitioning from Lang to TBH

    Chopping things up should be a last resort. I've got two suggestions:

    1) Put your nuc on top of the bars with one bar missing. When they are ready to grow, they will build down onto the bars...
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    Re: Should I dump them?

    I realize that this is probably costing you money everytime you try adding a queen, but I have two suggestions before you give up.

    Before you do anything, as a previous post stated, check to see...
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    Re: TOO MUCH ventilation possible????

    I was a big ventilation proponent until I lost a bunch of bees. I can tell you a few bits of advice. Bees like to control their environment. If you keep them in a heated room, they are going to...
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    Re: Is a 1-Deep hive viable?

    You can absolutely do this. You will need to manage it like you would a nuc. Lang hives get huge because of all of the space the bees are given. If they have a smaller place, they will utilize it...
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    Re: TBH Screened Bottom Board

    In my area (MD,VA), I have observed the need to close the bottoms up in late July or early August. If I do that, they can make it through the winter. If I don't - they die by starvation. I think...
  6. Thread: Lack of Brood

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    Lack of Brood

    I have several TBH's that were looking good going into the winter. In about a weeks time, I returned and found the numbers had dwindled down to only a few thousand bees - and dropping fast. My...
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