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  1. Thread: nwe ktbh

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    just curious . i just built another ktbh and i am...

    just curious . i just built another ktbh and i am thinking of selling it .
    its 48" long and 17" wide and 11" deep
    made with 3/4 yellow pine

    my digital camera batteries are down so i can't post...
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    i just tried a recipe i found on the winepress...

    i just tried a recipe i found on the winepress forum .
    1.5 gal honey
    5 oranges , thin skin type
    5 cinnimon sticks
    5 cloves
    1 packet bread yeast , yes , bread yeast

    put all ingredients into...
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    hi i have been trying to feed 2 small hives ....

    hi
    i have been trying to feed 2 small hives . no matter what method i use , i set off a bad robbing situation . i tried entrance feeders and ziplock bag feeding and my two little ktbh hives get...
  4. Thread: late split

    by 3pepper
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    what i had in mind was to pull 3 frames of brood...

    what i had in mind was to pull 3 frames of brood / honey for a nuc and let them raise thier own queen . is it to late to do this ?
  5. Thread: late split

    by 3pepper
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    hi i have a monster of a hive and i want to...

    hi
    i have a monster of a hive and i want to start another split from it .
    i would like to pull a few frames to put in a nuke and let them start their own queen .
    i'm in south carolina just south...
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    what is the best feeding method for a tbh ? hive...

    what is the best feeding method for a tbh ? hive tops don't fit my ktbh and i have a very strong hive so i don't want to us an entrance feeder , i tried and it started a robbing situation . i removed...
  7. Thread: split

    by 3pepper
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    if you split a hive , an even split , and you...

    if you split a hive , an even split , and you couldn't find the queen , how can you tell which hive to add the new queen to ?
    thanks
    stephen
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    if you have red cedar ( a juniper ) they are...

    if you have red cedar ( a juniper ) they are flexable strong and rot resistant . they can be set in the ground like a fence post and bent and wired together , set in a circular pattern an wired...
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    thanks again michael what would we do without...

    thanks again michael
    what would we do without you .
    do you have anymore queens left?
    would like to know roughly what shipping would be to s.c. for 2 queens
    pm me if you still have some
    thanks
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    hi i am setting up a ktbh tomorrow . it will...

    hi
    i am setting up a ktbh tomorrow . it will have about 5 frames of brood comb in swarm catcher frames . i plan to use a follower board ( false back )
    can i cut a notch in the follower board , and...
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    if it is shb larvae , how do i deal with them ? ...

    if it is shb larvae , how do i deal with them ? freeze and scrape , or burn them . or is there another solution
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    thanks again i built 5 swarm frames for my ktbh...

    thanks again
    i built 5 swarm frames for my ktbh today .also finnished the window covers . i will hive them on tuesday afternoon .

    thanks
    stephen
  13. Thread: Feed method

    by 3pepper
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    i am installing a nuc into a ktbh on tues. i plan...

    i am installing a nuc into a ktbh on tues. i plan to feed as long as they are interested in it . i have a fair amount of honey . can i use it in place of sugar ? would i dilute it or use it straight...
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    the easiest organic way to kill the fire ant...

    the easiest organic way to kill the fire ant colony is to pour boiling water into the center of the ant mound . i use a regular tea kettle full of water , bring it to a hard boil and carry it outside...
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    i just looked at txashurst's design ... i also...

    i just looked at txashurst's design ... i also looked at dee lusby's design . i also looked at the frames beeing used and noticed she did the work at night ....
    should i install this nuk after...
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    hi again ...lot o questions today i am going to...

    hi again ...lot o questions today
    i am going to populate my ktbh from a nuk i got from a local beekeeper friend . i plan to wire all the comb to the top bars . i have drilled 1/8 " holes in my guide...
  17. Thread: feeding

    by 3pepper
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    i saw a post a few month ago where someone said...

    i saw a post a few month ago where someone said when they need to feed a new hive they set up a feeder of sugar water 100 yards from thier hives . this was supposed prevent setting off a robbing...
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    i was just given a couple of shallow boxes and...

    i was just given a couple of shallow boxes and frames .
    inside were a few roaches and a fair number of larvae shaped like a grain of rice and are light brown
    are these wax moths ???
    what is the...
  19. Thread: feeding

    by 3pepper
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    i saw a comment a few months ago . someone...

    i saw a comment a few months ago . someone refered to open feeding . placing a feeding station 100 yds from the hives so all bees could feed there . it was supposed to prevent a strong hive from...
  20. Thread: split question

    by 3pepper
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    i am going to split my lang hive into my top bar...

    i am going to split my lang hive into my top bar hive . i am going to buy a queen by mail order . how long do i wait to add the queen ?
    i am a newbee and have only done about 10 inspections and...
  21. Thread: hive stength

    by 3pepper
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    hi i read on here somewhere about estimating...

    hi
    i read on here somewhere about estimating the bee population of a hive . if you count the bees going in or out of the hive for 1 min and multiply by 1000 , will give the approx number of bees in...
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    wow . odd thread . i agree that prosessed...

    wow . odd thread .
    i agree that prosessed refined sugar is a dead food . i would like something else to feed my bees . what is a good choice ???
    as for the tree hugger comment ... i am one
    also ,...
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    a decent circ saw can do anything a table saw can...

    a decent circ saw can do anything a table saw can do , for a fraction of the price . also the small portable and homeowner tablesaws are the most potentialy dangerous tools in unskilled hands . i...
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    hi space bee iam a beginner beek to , but i have...

    hi space bee
    iam a beginner beek to , but i have been a carpenter / wood worker for 20 years .
    start with the basics
    a good tape measure , i like fatmax
    speed square
    circular saw - brand is...
  25. Thread: comb honey

    by 3pepper
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    hi again do yaul have any trouble marketing...

    hi again
    do yaul have any trouble marketing natural comb honey from a ktbh ? how does it compare sales wise from extracted honey ?
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