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    Sticky: Re: A LOT of swarms in three weeks time.

    We have had six swarms in the last two- three weeks. We captured four and gave them new TBH homes. Went from three hives (intended) for this year up to seven. Please give suggestions as to how to...
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    Re: Hive Swarmed, caught swarm, now what?

    Good Sunday morning. My wife was in the garden picking strawberries when she called to me to come out by the bees. We have yet another swarm from the same hive. This would be the hive that was...
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    Hive Swarmed, caught swarm, now what?

    We live in central Wisconsin and started two TB hives last year. One hive made it through the winter and is going strong. About 2 weeks ago (June 14th) it swarmed and luckily we had an extra TB...
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    Sping installed package -- All bees died --

    On April 12th we installed 2 packges of bees with a Carni queens. The weather in Wisconsin has been exceptionally cold and wet. The TBHs have a top enterance (Michael Bush design) and we limied the...
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    Freezing in Wisconsin

    One of two of our TBH survived the Wisconsin winter. We just got two more packages, April 12. We had a few nice days but then, as often happens in the spring here it turned cold and we had snow and...
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    Re: What should we do with this crooked comb?

    Thanks for all the replies --- Here is what we did

    A few days ago the temp was 70 so we opened the hive. We moved the feeder and follower board forward in the hive to make a space with 9 bars in...
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    What should we do with this crooked comb?

    We did our first inspection of our TBH today which is two weeks after installing the package. We had noticed over that two weeks that the bees were clustering on one side of and to the back of the...
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    Availability of 3 pound packages??

    We purchased a 3 lb package of bees a couple of weeks ago and we're having so much fun we want to get another one but our supplier if all out of bees (we live in Wisconsin). Does anyone know of a...
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    Re: Moving bars with comb forward in TBH

    Our 36 inch hive holds 24 - 1 3/8 inch bars. I put them all in except for the last 3 at the end which is were I put the feeder. If you look at a post I did a couple of weeks ago about feeding the...
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    Moving bars with comb forward in TBH

    Hi All

    We installed a new package of bees on April 2nd and they are happy and building comb and bringing in pollen.. Right now they are working on building comb on three of the bars in the back...
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    Re: Feeding a new package of bees

    Just an update. We checked out the feeder this afternoon (3 days after installation) and they had eaten almost the whole quart of feed. Looks like the feeder is doing it's job.

    We have an...
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    Re: Feeding a new package of bees

    Hi All

    As of April 2nd, the bees are in their new home. We settled on a using a quart jar for a feeder. I poked several small holes in the lid of the jar and made a frame to hold the it in the...
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    Re: Feeding a new package of bees

    Thanks for the info on the syrup concentration and the queen release. They want $0.29/lb. Didn't seem too bad.
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    Feeding a new package of bees

    Hi All

    We live in central Wisconsin and are new to bee keeping. In tow days (April 2) we will be getting our first package of bees to install into our Top Bar Hive. We have most of the...
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