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    help...hive beetles

    I have maybe 50 or so little black beetles in my top bar hive. what should i do?
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    help...hive beetles

    I have maybe 50 or so little black beetles in my top bar hive. what should i do?
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    help....newbie with hive beetles

    I have maybe 50 or so little black beetles in my top bar hive. what should i do?
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    newbie with hive beetles...help!

    I have maybe 50 or so little black beetles in my top bar hive. what should i do?
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    Re: Getting my first bees soon!

    Lol! Neither can I. I just got my first swarm and boy am I nervous! Seems like every night, I am dreaming about bees.
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    Top bar swarm trap

    Someone caught me a swarm in my top bar swarm trap. These bars transfer right onto my top bar hive. How long should I keep the bees in the trap before I transfer them over? Should I wait until they...
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    Re: To many swarms, want some??

    Where are you finding these swarms? trees? barns? I have a trap set out but no luck
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    Re: To many swarms, want some??

    Man...I wish SC was closer. I've been trying to catch a swarm for a month! Just starting out. Send them this way
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    Re: Oh my!...I need help!

    Thank you so much for the detailed breakdown...very helpful. I felt really dumb even asking all those questions. Sounds like I need to do more research before I get all gung-ho. :0)
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    Re: Oh my!...I need help!

    Hey! You are right around the corner from me! I will do that. Do you normally see swarms of bees in our area? I'm trying to catch my own swarm. How likely is that to happen around here?
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    Re: Oh my!...I need help!

    Thanks everyone
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    Oh my!...I need help!

    okay....so I feel completely lost now. I have been watching you tube videos and I am so confused. Is the wax the actual honeycomb? Do I need foundation? I have a virgin top bar beehive. I am...
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    Re: Need some bee knowledge!

    okay....so I feel completely lost now. I have been watching you tube videos and I am so confused. Is the wax the actual honeycomb? Do I need foundation? I have a virgin top bar beehive. I am...
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    Re: Need some bee knowledge!

    Thank you so much!
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    Need some bee knowledge!

    I've asked on a couple of these forums if I should keep old wax that was left on the frames of a hive that was given to me. I have been asked if it has "drawn" comb on it. I have no clue what that...
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    Help!

    I was given a tiered hive (not sure what they are called because I'm new to all of this) It has sheets of wax all in the frames. Do I keep that wax on to attract a swarm or should I clean the frames...
  17. Should I keep old wax to attract a swarm?

    I was given a tiered hive (not sure what they are called because I'm new to all of this) It has sheets of wax all in the frames. Do I keep that wax on to attract a swarm or should I clean the frames...
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    Should I keep old wax?

    I was given a tiered hive (not sure what they are called because I'm new to all of this) It has sheets of wax all in the frames. Do I keep that wax on to attract a swarm or should I clean the frames...
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    Re: Saw a honeybee...now what?

    I have a used hive that was given to me over the weekend. it has some wax and comb in it. How should i put it in my traps? Just put it in there or attach to a bar?
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    Re: Are spacers neccesary?

    52795280 Not exactly sure how wide they are..1-1 1/2 inches wide and 24 in long. These are the instruction pics...not mine, but they are the same measurements. My friend made a top bar hive too. I...
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    Re: Newbie needs help!

    well...I have a top bar hive. I really want to catch my own swarm. I have put lemongrass oil on both my empty hive and my swarm trap. I saw a honeybee flying around yesterday. Is there anything I can...
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    Newbie needs help!

    I am a newbie...never done any of this. I am trying to catch my own swarm and I am starting out with a top bar hive. I have been posting on the Swarms and Top bar hive forums. Any advice would be...
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    Hello from Lexington SC

    I am a newbie...just starting out. I have started posting on top bar hive and swarm forums. I have a top bar hive and am interested in catching my own swarm. Any advice would be great. Thanks
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    Are spacers neccesary?

    I recently found plans for a barrel top bar hive online. My husband built it for me. The instructions didn't say whether or not to put spaces between each bar. They are right next to each other all...
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    Saw a honeybee...now what?

    I am currently trying to catch my own swarm. I am new to beekeeping...have never done any of this. I have put lemongrass oil on my swarm trap and my empty hive. They are on opposite sides of my 2...
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