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    Re: New guy's first build of TBH

    I use Michael Bush's design. Sooooo simple. look on his web site this will determine the inside dimensions. I over winter in wester Colorado. We get below zero for days.
  2. Re: Yet another removal in Florida - keeping your wintertime entertainment alive

    Pat seems to me that down in FL you could just call mobile homes, FL style swarm trap....

    thanks for keeping us frozen Northerners happy
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    Re: It has not been a good year

    I agree with Bees of SC, you will have what you plan for because that is the direction you will go. EXPECT success, expect to do great, study all you can this winter, read the forums, and do all you...
  4. Re: Would anyone be interested if I streamed top bar inspections live?

    For all of us snow bound beeks, we are just glad to see a post of someone playing with their bees. I find myself on sunny days hanging around the hive, not really wanting them to come out and die in...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with Vertical Side Walls

    What I have read about TTBH vs KTBH that the bees tend to connect the comb to the sides more in the TTBH
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with Vertical Side Walls

    I starte out with Warre hives and yes they are top bar but not like a top bar you are asking about. They are fixed comb like a skep. I have not used a vertical side top bar but I have used the...
  7. Thread: New Kentuckian

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    Re: New Kentuckian

    TBH is a great hive if you want to get your hands in with the bees. I am still fascinated by bees, had Warre decided I WANTED to work the bees more and KTBh fits that bill. I don't think you would...
  8. Re: Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Kim above all have fun, beekeeping for the backyard beek is a hobby so should be fun, fascinating, captivating, all consuming http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif, but it is not...
  9. Thread: What now

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    Re: What now

    thanks Sam
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    Re: What now

    Bees

    Not saying I had a better idea, :s I was asking how to combine the two, just didn't have an idea why to shake them out. Reread one of my top bar books last night, this is what they...
  11. Thread: What now

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    Re: What now

    Why would we need to shake them " near " the other hive.

    I had thought about combining the hives, but was not sure how to do this with out a big fight. I have kept Warres the past 2 years, not...
  12. Thread: What now

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    What now

    In July my top bar was nearly full end to end. Decided to do a split. Upon further inspection found several capped and several uncapped queen cells. Moved the queen 3 bars of capped brood and 3 bars...
  13. Thread: New to Forum

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    Re: New to Forum

    Welcome Mike, have fun, these are great folks with lots of info.

    Get ready to be bitten by the " I don't have enough hives yet bug "

    3rd yr 3 warre 1 top bar built for this year
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    Re: Pressing the crushed Honey

    Cool thanks for the info
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    Re: Pressing the crushed Honey

    I did not know what it was so I'm going back when they re open to see if I left some parts behind. They did not know what it was. I have seen other parts on eBay. I was mostly thrilled to have a...
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    Re: Pressing the crushed Honey

    I'm happy with my find, I'm sure its clean, and my help was a couple of cutting boards, and some bar clamps so I'm really happy.

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    Pressing the crushed Honey

    I am very new to beekeeping 3 years ware, starting my first top bar this year. Treatment free, working hard to catch some of the pretty little black bees that always come and share in my open...
  18. Thread: Top bar length

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    Re: Top bar length

    I think the sausage press was great. I like to squeeze all the honey I can before the mash goes out to the bees and then the melter. I was tired of the mondo mess and the press made it way neater....
  19. Thread: Top bar length

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    Re: Top bar length

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    I have to agree, my book shows me 1350.00 into my 4 Warre, and one KTBH, I have lost bees with winter, and one package absconded days after install.
    I spend more time in my yard then in the house...
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    Re: Top bar length

    Oh yeah and I'm building my first KTH this year, very excited, my overlap on the top bar is just the width of the outsides of the box. My top does have over lap.

    2 years Warre ( still learning )...
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    Re: Top bar length

    I was keeping track of ALL the money I have spent in the last 3 years as a beginner been, hives, packages, books, more books, and one more books, sausage press to press my honey, and not one jar of...
  22. Re: Best technique to harvest honey from a Warrè?

    I just did my first harvest from a hive from last spring, chop, crush, press between to cutting boards in a cotton sack, what a mess, but a yummy mess, left the clean up of the bowls to the girls,...
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    Re: What does everyone's hive look like?

    I wanted to join in on the fun, can't seem to get pics to upload, bummer
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    Re: Lang Nuc to Warre Problem

    My first Warre was populated with a nuc, because I missed the local packages. It was VERY slow, but this spring was the 2nd year and they have taken off like gangbusters.
    I did have to feed them...
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