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    Hello All: Daniel, you did read correctly but...

    Hello All:

    Daniel, you did read correctly but I also stated I had originally used a starter strip. In my first year I used 3 or 4 starter strips and once the bees had started building on them I...
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    Hello All: I agree with MB. A question to bee...

    Hello All:

    I agree with MB. A question to bee answered by each individual beekeeper is: what am I in this for? 1. Surplus honey, 2. Raise Queens, 3. Supply Nucs, 4. Watch the Bees, and so on and...
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    BWrangler Good Job on the additions you made...

    BWrangler

    Good Job on the additions you made to your tbh page. I agree that tbh beekeepers are very innovative. It has been enlightening to see and read what fellow TBHers are doing.

    Just a...
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    Scot, The other night I referred to an...

    Scot,

    The other night I referred to an adjustment in my hive. I created a screened bottom and inserted it to reduce the depth in my hive. I also should have said my hives are straight sided...
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    Idris, As others have already said, welcome!...

    Idris,

    As others have already said, welcome! Since you and your fellow beekeepers are using TBH's you might like to know there is a tbh discussion under the Equipment Forum. The link to the tbh...
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    Hello All: I hated to read of the mishaps some...

    Hello All:

    I hated to read of the mishaps some have experienced of late. I have been there. After my hive had a melt down two years ago I thought about what I had done and came to the decision I...
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    MB, I found the pictures using wood...

    MB,

    I found the pictures using wood strips/hoops with a top bar. Mr. Barton's site follows - just scroll through the site - he has put some thought into his TBH design....
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    MB, I too had thought about using the hoop...

    MB,

    I too had thought about using the hoop with a top bar. As I surfed for more info I ran across a picture where hoops had been used. I changed my mind about using them because the bees did not...
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    Dennis, You did a great job with your site. I...

    Dennis,

    You did a great job with your site. I agree with your observations but some would say your experiments need to be repeated before a conclusion is drawn. But like I said earlier I agree...
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    Hi All: Michael sorry you had a hard day in...

    Hi All:

    Michael sorry you had a hard day in the hive. Your story reminded me of similiar happenings in my hive two years ago. I came home after work and it had been running 100+ degrees for three...
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    Hello All: I have not had comb that curved...

    Hello All:

    I have not had comb that curved forward or back but I do have comb that is really thick at times. When I encounter a thick comb I have to have more than one bar space to remove it from...
  12. Thread: evicting drones

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    Walt, One of my hives is getting rid of drones...

    Walt,

    One of my hives is getting rid of drones also. I watched the behavior for two days early this week - it stopped and started again today. They are pulling drones in various stages of...
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    M, Would it be easier to center a complete...

    M,

    Would it be easier to center a complete standard frame under your top bars and then attach? I know that would make for a thick top bar but to get your spacing right wouldn't that be more...
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    Morning All: Some mention of burr attachment...

    Morning All:

    Some mention of burr attachment has been commented on or the lack of it. I have noticed that in my TBH's that the attachment is random and never near the bottom of the comb - I guess...
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    Hi All: Do bees that hatch with DWV carry on...

    Hi All:

    Do bees that hatch with DWV carry on normal hive behavior until it is time for them to become field bees or does DWV interupt their pre-field duties?
    Steve

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    Bill, Back on the 19th of May you asked about...

    Bill,

    Back on the 19th of May you asked about the breeder in Ms that called their bees Red Heads. That beeder is K & B HONEY FARMS
    P.O. Box 242, Mathiston, MS. 39752,
    phone: 601-263-4233,fax:...
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    Hello All: Mr. Bush made a comment that any...

    Hello All:

    Mr. Bush made a comment that any amount of comb attachment can be a problem for TBH's. I agree - I have witnessed comb slowly tear across a whole bar because I did not see or find a...
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    BWrangler, Your pics looked great. Please...

    BWrangler,

    Your pics looked great. Please comment on your top bar center supports and how they are working out (what you expected and so forth. Also, how are you venting your hives? A number of...
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    Dragonfly: I am working on a webpage and I will...

    Dragonfly:
    I am working on a webpage and I will post plans and pics of the cutting tool I mentioned. I sent a couple of pics of it to txbeeguy - he might post it to his page or make comment on his...
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    This is the first time I have posted to this TBH...

    This is the first time I have posted to this TBH forum. I am in my third year with a TBH and have recently expanded to two hives. My experience is not as deep as some on this forum.

    But when it...
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