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    That's how I did all my top bars last year (1st...

    That's how I did all my top bars last year (1st year) and it worked great. I didn't nail the corner strips on but I did attach them with Gorilla Glue. I dipped the edge of the first ones in melted...
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    Thanks for all the responses. I feel much better...

    Thanks for all the responses. I feel much better about moving the hive now. I'm going to try to move the hive Sat. and temps are suppose to be in the low 60's. Hopefully that will be cold enough. ...
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    Congressional Hearing on CCD

    This was an email sent out by Mark, the president of the Boulder Beekeepers Assoc. I though others might find the information interesting. I have to work during the broadcast so I guess I'll have...
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    Moving KTBH

    I'm moving and need to move my KTBH. I'm worried about losing combs in the process. Most of the comb is 6 mos to a year old, some minimally attached to the sides. The combs are about 17-18" across...
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    My tbh has the same brood pattern in a 24 bar...

    My tbh has the same brood pattern in a 24 bar hive. I did supper it 2 weeks ago and they are still filling it, but I haven't seen any new brood in it. From the side window in the body, it looks...
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    Do you notice a difference in harvestable honey...

    Do you notice a difference in harvestable honey production?
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    First, I LOVE honey. Second, I'll try to do...

    First, I LOVE honey.
    Second, I'll try to do anything myself at least once (well...many things).
    Third, I'm a science teacher and chronic experimenter and I have to share everything with anyone...
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    Wow! Sounds like you are getting great swarm and...

    Wow! Sounds like you are getting great swarm and split experience. If it wasn't for the amount of comb and honey in your original hive, I would wonder if there is something (smell?) about it they...
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    Our humidity is very low, 20% is about right, so...

    Our humidity is very low, 20% is about right, so I don't think it has to do with the honey not getting dry. The uncapped nectar must be from the recent honey flow. All the bars had 1-3" of capped...
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    I just spend the morning carefully inspecting the...

    I just spend the morning carefully inspecting the whole hive. The comb with the most capped honey was the first one, about 60% capped honey(CH), 20% pollen(P), 10% nectar(N) and the rest empty. ...
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    My 2# package has completely filled the hive (24...

    My 2# package has completely filled the hive (24 bars) and a local beekeeper says we are still in a honey flow. My top bars are 20" across (about 17-18" avail for comb) so I can super it. I ordered...
  12. Thanks everyone for the information and...

    Thanks everyone for the information and reference.

    Scot McPherson . . .
    >getting ready for another flow . . .

    Is that an indication of a pending honey flow in this area? I have no...
  13. I'm in my first year of beekeeping and this site...

    I'm in my first year of beekeeping and this site has been great! I usually find answers to my questions through the search. I greatly appreciate the willingness of everyone to share.
    Smile ...
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    I'm in my first year too, but I made a "boat" out...

    I'm in my first year too, but I made a "boat" out of foil to fit the angled center strip and floated it in a cookie sheet of water on the stove. I put drippings from a beeswax candle in the boat and...
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    Thanks so much for you help and advice!

    Thanks so much for you help and advice!
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    The body is attached to the bottom board. The...

    The body is attached to the bottom board. The gap is about 1/8 of an inch. I runs nearly the lenth of the body on both sides.
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    I'm new to beekeeping and I'm trying one of each...

    I'm new to beekeeping and I'm trying one of each type of hive, Lang and TBH (I'm a science teacher and cronic experimenter). I had one of my students build me a TBH I designed based on several...
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