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  1. Re: Hoping initial panic is due to not wearing the reading glasses when inspecting...

    I always forget my reading glasses, and they don't work great because I have to look over them all the time. So I bought a couple cheap magnifying glasses and they work great! I just keep them with...
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    Re: 1:1 syrup feeder position inside TBH

    Ok. I may have misunderstood. I thought bar 6 was attached to the back end follower board. It sounds like it might just be attached to the side wall? If so, this is totally acceptable. Later, when...
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    Re: 1:1 syrup feeder position inside TBH

    Like Rutie said, you will want to be able to lift each comb out individually. Having said that, I am comfortable with my partially drawn out first bar and my second bar being attached. I think it is...
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    Re: 1:1 syrup feeder position inside TBH

    Sylvia, I did not put spacers between 1 and 2 and they pretty much have them connected together. At first, they did not connect them, but late in the year and this year, they have fattened them out...
  5. Re: My Bees aren't building comb (2nd colony in a row)

    Sorry about your loss Dakota. You still have plenty of time for a new colony to build up strong before winter. Main nectar flows in most areas are still a month away and even if you miss that you can...
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    Re: Introducing new queen to a queenless TBH

    I've read several posts the past couple weeks about people marking their queens then the bees balling them. I wonder if this was the problem. If you can't wire cage her on some comb tonight, I would...
  7. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    WBVC. I don't believe he posts here. But not sure.
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    Re: 1st Spring Jitters

    Thank you for your replies! Since they have plenty of honey, I may wait a week more. I missed the build up for cherries, but can get apples and pears.

    Thanks
  9. Thread: what to do?

    by Kdxzoom
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    Re: what to do?

    Justin- I'm certainly no expert, but if it were me I would just reach in along the bottom and gently pull the jar away from the cluster.

    How did you put your Queen in? Is she in the cage still...
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    Re: Unattended TBH in a remote location?

    If you do the remote hive you should look into the "Perone" hive. It is a large leave alone hive.
  11. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    WBVC, there is a poster on the Biobees forum named Garret who runs horizontal top bar hives successfully and lives in Delta, BC. You should check out some of his posts. He's friendly and willing to...
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    1st Spring Jitters

    I'm going into my first spring and thought I knew what to do, but as it comes down to it I'm still a bit confused. Our day temps are bumping 60/16 but nights are still near 32/0, and should remain...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    Hopsbees27 how did your bees do this last month? Sounds like you were on the right track so I'm curious.
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