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  1. Re: Frame top bars popping off, seeking opinions from the group

    My carni mix is good at gluing stuff too.. I pry the frames sideways first to loosen them (stick hive tool between the frame sides and twist), then pull them upward. It is worse when it is cold...
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    Re: How do I Move My Hives 170 Miles?

    was in the 50s here today in RI.. probably similar in MA. colder up north.. they had teens last night. hitting 100* will not happen.

    id definitely set up some straps to keep the hives together...
  3. Thread: TBH Build

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    Re: TBH Build

    looks good.. +1 for solid bottom. you can always do mite checks with sugar shake/jar method
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    Re: Beekeeping Videos?

    michael palmers talks from the national honey show
    https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalhoneyshow/videos

    some of his hive inspection videos too ...
  5. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    I looked today and the 4-5 frames i looked at in the bottom were getting filled so i feel a lot better now than i did before. still mostly uncapped but at least most cells were filled. still...
  6. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    I figure it is a large nuc size instead of a great full hive. It started as a fairly late may 25th swarm which probably missed most of the spring flow. I should have fed them more to get started...
  7. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    just made one of these that will hold about 1gal and will fit under a medium empty box over an inner cover

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?297990-Cheap-top-feeder
  8. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    psfred, the chicken feeder is inside an empty box over the top of the 2 populated mediums. so that part is the same. I will see what i can do about more syrup.

    I checked them this morning and...
  9. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    I'll give that a shot since it will be on the cooler side tomorrow. we'll see what happens with that.
  10. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    did anyone watch the video the other day? This is what it looks like shortly after i put syrup into the 3rd empty box.. I don't know if it is foragers getting called home or if they are being...
  11. Re: Feeding wild bees - wow, they sure drink alot!

    I'd compare this to feeding livestock or horses on someone's farm that you don't know. They are on a specific diet for the time of year. If the beekeeper is working to harvest their honey then...
  12. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    Yea, the top is in pretty good shape i think, so they should be moving on to putting things in the bottom box. we shall see how it goes. They are from an overwintered hive that swarmed so...
  13. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    well I took a look in the bottom box again today and they were at least putting some stores down there. So I put another liter of 2:1 under a 3rd empty box, screened up the top entrance. then for...
  14. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    If they don't fill enough, The other idea would be to reduce them down to 1 medium like a nuc to have more bees per comb? might be overthinking though

    I don't have the wood to make thicker...
  15. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    luckily the top box is in pretty good shape. Any idea approx. how much 2:1 syrup would fill 1 drawn medium frame?

    they don't use the top much.. i could screen over it for a while?
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    That is the hope Mike, I am going to keep giving them syrup in a feeder inside an empty 3rd med. on top. then do some dry sugar mtn camp style when it gets cold. I was mostly worried about the...
  17. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    I thought about that too. I was worried about the robbing possibility so I didn't want to put the honey in a more vulnerable spot if that was the case. Hopefully I get a few good opinions and I...
  18. Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    I am wondering if that is normal-ish for this time of year. 8 frame medium, 2 med's high. They had kind of a wimpy dry summer so they are trying to catch up with goldenrod.

    Bottom box, had...
  19. Thread: TBH Build

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    Re: TBH Build

    It is at my gf's house but I would use it a bunch when i'd go over there and take a peak in. Haven't used it lately because the plexiglass i had in it warped and made a gap so they use the gap as a...
  20. Thread: TBH Build

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    Re: TBH Build

    we did solid bottom board. my gf's first top bar had screened and we liked that they could regulate the temps better with solid. I tried a fancy roof and we found it was too heavy, didn't both...
  21. Thread: TBH Build

    by JakeDatc
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    Re: TBH Build

    Looks good to me. Looks very much like the one i built a few years ago. make some bars, throw a chunk of plywood over it and call it a day.
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    Re: Bees closing entrance with propolis

    my gf's top bar hive has 3-4 holes for an entrance and they open and close them as they see fit. my lang was filled byu a swarm from that hive and they are propolis making machines
  23. Re: You can't teach an old, frame hive beekeeper, new tricks

    Also helps if you go all the way to the edge of the bar/frame with the sticks. which is maybe why you have better luck with the foundation since it goes all the way. my lang frames i need 2.5...
  24. Re: You can't teach an old, frame hive beekeeper, new tricks

    have had no problems with popsicle stick guides in either our TB or my foundationless lang.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v115/Socjake/Picture2-1.png...
  25. Re: You can't teach an old, frame hive beekeeper, new tricks

    Being out of level will cause combs to bend near the end/sides.. being off 45-90 degrees has to do with a building plan gone wrong.. either by the magnetic lines of the earth like someone suggested,...
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