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  1. Re: First hive opening-observations and questions

    I am useing wooden triangels (like corner moulding) under the bars,,I think my failure was in not removing the side attachments first-I was trying to simply slid the bars on the hive body(Want to put...
  2. Re: First hive opening-observations and questions

    Dissaster!! Was working in one of my TBH yesterday (70's) and one entire comb and part of another fell right off the bars,(boggels the mind-combs seem pretty wimpy),many bees killed and damaged,,I...
  3. Re: First hive opening-observations and questions

    The temp almost hit 90 here today,,had alot of bees on the outside of the top bar hives and alot fanning,,,I built my top bar hives with no ventalation,,and will be anxious to see if the comb fell...
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    Re: HELP: My bees are baking

    Speaking for myself- I am new to bee keeping so I tend to take the word of people that have been doing it for some time,,,,but then I (and others) also check with others with more experiance for...
  5. Re: First hive opening-observations and questions

    The first 2 hives are top bars and the 3rd that the nuc went in is a lang.....I did not refill their feeders as it looks like they had plenty of stores,,,,,what are your thoughts on the queen flying...
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    BIG FUN IN THE BEE YARD!!!!
    OOHHH THOSE ITALIAN GIRLS!!! Man, they have been busy!! opened both hives today to get feeders out and just could not help myself,,the first hive had 2 fully built...
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    What is the best way you have found to get the bees building in the correct direction in a foundationless hive? I talked to one fellow that said he had starter strips in the top of the frame and they...
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    Not in the first lang...I am going to use all standerd equipment and peirco plastic foundation with wooden frames (have it allmost all put together),,I want to do some comparing and contrasting and...
  9. Re: First hive opening-observations and questions

    Are these card board forms what are called "follower boards? I was thinking it must be hard for them to keep that whole area warm,,,it is cold here overnight still,(30's),DEFINATLY get some funny...
  10. First hive opening-observations and questions

    THIS IS MY FIRST TIME WITH BEES!!!
    I installed my packages and direct released my queens last tuesday into our 2 home made Michel bush desinged top bar hives,When I put the bees in I also put...
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    Re: hive entrance

    Mabey I should ask in a diffrent way,,,is there an entrance at each end of the hive or just at one end of the hive? Thanks, Parker
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    hive entrance

    All right -got the hives built-bees arriving today-one last question-do I leave a gap between the bars and the hive body on both ends of the hive or just one end for an entrance? Thanks, Parker
  13. Re: I built my TBH too narrow-will it matter?

    Thanks, Parker
  14. Re: I built my TBH too narrow-will it matter?

    Right-:) i was kinda wondering about space-volume type considerations if they happen to thrive,,
  15. I built my TBH too narrow-will it matter?

    Well, my daughters and I had a lot of fun building 2 TBH's today,,I went with the Michel Bush plans,,,BUT, I put the end pieces on the wrong way so now the hives are 12" wide on the top instead of...
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