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    Re: I have made a mess of my TBH

    Thank you all for the great tips!
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    Re: I have made a mess of my TBH

    I try to work them when it's not quite so hot, they tend to build the foundation on the outerside of the bars and not down the middle so they are not as strong had they built from the center of the...
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    I have made a mess of my TBH

    I have done it now; I have made a mess of my new TBH. The bees are great, lots of brood, pollen and honey stores. The problem is every time I visit the hive I undo a lot of their hard work in...
  4. Re: New bee location - what do people like for ground cover under the hive

    I use old carpeting and cut it to fit under the hives.
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    Re: Stung queen? (Video)

    Did she maybe injure a leg? I cannot notice if she is ever stung or not, it looks as if they surround her as if she were on a comb. It also almost looks like a Varroa mite is at the base of her right...
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    Re: How to Prevent a Hive from Swarming

    I have heard that if a hive wants to swarm, they will. I am going into my third year with no swarms yet but I know sooner or later it will happen. I perform what many see as a huge no no… I cut out...
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    Re: natrual beekeeping business

    The grammar police are out in full force. I rather like the fact that he corrected the misspelling but did not offer any help regarding the question. If all you can offer to a conversation is your...
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    Re: Best materials for smoker fuel

    Pine needles made my smoker too sticky so now I use cardboard with great sucess.
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    Re: TBH Bottom Board Question

    Thank you all, I will let the ladies decide whether or not to close the gap. They know better than I.
    @ robherc, I like to try a bit of everything and not rely on just one method ;)
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    TBH Bottom Board Question

    Hello all!

    I recently purchased a TBH from Walter T Kelly in KY. It has a solid bottom board that does not have a tight seal. There is enough space between the bottom board and side boards to fit...
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