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    Re: Hive Feeding System

    Why not let the bees take care of themselves, they know what to do if you will let them.
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    Re: To feed or not to feed?

    I wouldn't feed, the bees know how to survive.
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    Re: Soaked the queen in paint

    I would just leave her alone, I never mark my queens...
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    Re: Best materials for smoker fuel

    Pine needles.
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    Re: Winter death, what should I do now?

    Hey Christy112002, I would check the hive, if it's warm enough for flies I would take a peak. If you don't hear any buzzing chances are it's dead... don't give up though I lost four this winter and...
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    Re: no sound from the hive?

    The bees will clean the comb, I say give them the comb... Just a thought.
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    Re: no sound from the hive?

    What you need is a stethoscope, put it up to the hive give it a tap and you should hear some buzzing, if you don.t hear anything it probably died.
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    Re: PVC board for hive construction??

    I don't know if I would use it for hive bodies do to the expense, but I have used scraps from construction sites to make landing boards, it works great and never rots.
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    Glass to Glass?

    Ok folks just trying to make sure I understand what I'm reading, I'm in the process of building an observation hive for spring; but before I start I want to make sure I understand 1 3/4 to 1 7/8 is...
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    Re: what is this? wax worm?

    I would say it's wax moth, the cobwebs come after they hatch.
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    Splitting my Hive?

    Hello folks I'm looking for some advice on splitting a hive, I have a single deep thats full of bees from a cut-out I did at the end of last, and I was wondering if it would survive if I split it now...
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    Moving my hives?

    Hello, I have a question. I'm thinking of moving my two hives from my yard to a friends property, the farmer behind me is starting to spray his fields and I don't want to loose my hives because last...
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    Re: TopBar hive Bars

    I've had my top bar hive for two years now, and I built it from scratch. All my bars are 1 3/8, I cut a groove down the center the width of the table saw blade added a filler strip down the middle...
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    Re: overcrowded TBH, is it too late to split?

    It all depends on the weather in my opinion, here on the coast it can be chilly and rainy into May. I agree with ShaneVBS the queen should slow down anytime now, it's just not worth the gamble trying...
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    Re: overcrowded TBH, is it too late to split?

    In my opinion it's too late in the season to split the hive, I live on the Atlantic side of NC and I wouldn't try it this late in the year. How large is your hive? and did you harvest any honey from...
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    Re: Building my own top bar

    These are the plans I used and these hives work great, simple to build and the plans are easy to read. I did modify the plans some to suit my needs but I can't complain, I've built four hives with...
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    Re: Can they survive the winter?

    Hey Vance thanks for the reply, I was feeding them 1:1 but they stopped taking it, I did use the mountain camp method one year on a hive and it worked great, I have never tried the candy board. At...
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    Can they survive the winter?

    Quick question folks, I did a small cutout from a bird house that came down with a tree in hurricane Irene just about a month ago. I put the bees, six frames of comb, and three foundation-less...
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    Re: Dead hive... wax moths, what to do

    Wax moth, chances are they have infested the comb.
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    Re: Telling larvae apart shb vs moth

    A strong hive is the only way I know to defend against wax moth or shb, I would think if your seeing larva in the hive it's probably not good. I don't mean to sound like a downer but I just lost my...
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    Re: Telling larvae apart shb vs moth

    Wax moth are large Like your describing and shb are smaller almost like fly maggots. What your describing are wax moths.
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    Whats the best size for entrance holes

    Hello to all I have a question, I'm building a TBH and want to use holes for the entrance what is the best size to use?
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    Re: First time cut-out into TBH

    Hey mjtracy I don't understand when you say you laid the comb in the bottom of the hive, in my opinion you need to attach the comb to the bars, I have heard of top bar beekeepers using hair clips to...
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    Dont know what to do

    Hello folks I've got a situation happening and could use some help. I caught a swarm of honey bees on May7th, I placed the swarm in a Top Bar Hive, I decided to to a thorough hive check today and to...
  25. Starter Strip on top, what about the bottom?

    Hello folks I have a couple of questions. I want to go foundation less on an 8 frame English garden hive, I bought the frames with the groove on the top and bottom, I put the starter strip in the...
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