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    Re: Trouble with my first hive

    Noticed a few in the fall, I didn't treat because I read that a few was not a big deal. Should I have treated at that time? What do you recommend?
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    Re: Trouble with my first hive

    Thanks for the assistance, this does sound like what happend as the bees had honey but seemed unable to get to it. It was like they were frozen in time. I don't believe it would be CCD because most...
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    Re: Trouble with my first hive

    I did see a few varroa in the fall. There was only a few so I didn't treat, not because I wouldn't, from what I read online it didn't seem it was necessary. When should they be treated for and is...
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    Trouble with my first hive

    Hello all, I started one top bar last year in May. They were doing well and had drawn out about 15 bars of comb by the fall. They did have stores of honey and I even fed them some sugar syrup and...
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    Question about brood area in hive

    I did a hive inspection this morning and noticed that my hives brood area seems to be less full of larvae. There were still some larvae and a bunch of capped brood but seemed like there were more...
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    Re: Top bar entrance question

    Yeah we've been really dry lately.
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    Top bar entrance question

    Hello, I have only one top bar hive I started in late May. They have drawn out about 14 bars of comb and I do see capped honey. My question is I only have two 3/4 inch holes for an entrance. Should...
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    Re: What do you see in these pics....

    How can you tell? I want to learn what it looks like...thanks for your help
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    What do you see in these pics....

    I am still trying to find out if the queen is laying or not. The hive is about two and half weeks old and they have drawn out 7 bars of comb. Do you see any signs that the queen is laying? I see...
  10. Re: Could you take a look at this picture and....

    Thank you all for the information I really appreciate the assistance..:)
  11. Could you take a look at this picture and....

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    I checked on my top bar hive that is about 11 days old. There was 5 bars of comb, but I had trouble figuring out what I was looking at..Here is a picture, I know its not the best but can...
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    Re: First top bar inspection

    Yeah my kids seem to love watching me get stung, they must have watched it 100 times already..Lol
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    Re: First top bar inspection

    I actually have two sets of gloves on, ones inside are cotton and the outside are those plastic covered gloves. I got stung on the hands a few times during the install and I think that freaked me...
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    Re: First top bar inspection

    Thanks for all the advise. I will definitely try to be easier with the smoke and let less light in the hive. I have ordered a bee brush cause the popcicle looking thing I had was improvised when I...
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    Re: First top bar inspection

    I agree the choice of shorts was a bad choice. I think that added to my worry. I did find the queen was released, but was unable to spot her. I was looking to see if she was laying, but didn't see...
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    First top bar inspection

    Here is a video of my first hive inspection. I was just checking to make sure the queen was released, but then wanted to see what else was going on. What should I see in a hive that was only...
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