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  1. Thread: Feeding a TBH?

    by Zip
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    Re: Feeding a TBH?

    I use the Boardman in the end of the hive method also. If you cut the slot precisely you won't have to seal it. I don't have any problems with Ants in the hive. I have them under in my poorly...
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    Re: When to start feeding?

    Wm. Mike.
    Good to see another Top Bar keeper in Southwest Ohio. I'm near Cincinnati. Last year (my first) my hive didn't make it. Found the hive dead. This year they are doing well so far.
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    Re: How to deal with bearding

    sqkcrk: No formal training, other than the bees and reading. That's why I built a hive and started keeping. I'm also going to join a club to get more hands on.

    Michael: Thanks for providing...
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    Re: How to deal with bearding

    So will they be super defensive while bearding if I open the hive? Just trying to get a feeling for what I'll be dealing with.

    I'm in the Hamilton area.
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    How to deal with bearding

    So my TBH has been bearding like crazy the last several days. I believe that I need to open it and provide some more bars.

    So should I open the hive while they are bearding or am I just asking...
  6. Thread: Behavior Question

    by Zip
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    Re: Behavior Question

    I pull one bar at a time, inspect it, put it back in the same place.

    I did notice that on the second bar they had some brace comb that I inadvertently broke when I pulled the bar (a very small...
  7. Thread: Behavior Question

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    Behavior Question

    Last night I inspected my hive. I pulled three bars.

    When I pulled the first two (#3 & 7, near the entrance) everything was fine. The bees were happy to see me, we had a nice conversation, etc....
  8. Thread: Ants

    by Zip
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    Re: Ants

    I had a lot of big black ants (carpenter ants I think) under my top cover on top of the top bars two weeks after I installed my package.

    A week later I went back, no ants at all. The bees were...
  9. Thread: Comb Building

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    Comb Building

    Newbie this year with one TBH. Looking for input from you experienced folks.

    Installed 3# packaged 1 month ago. Gave them 9 bars. Two weeks later gave them 5 more.

    Yesterday, about 4 weeks...
  10. Thread: My first hive

    by Zip
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    My first hive

    Built it this winter, installed the package a few weeks ago. Thanks to Mr. Bush and Mr. Chandler for all of the great information shared on their sites.:applause:

    They are doing great. Very...
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