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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    I don't know because I keep hearing conflicting reports on it. This summer was so hot I thought they'd need the air and pulled the bottom board off. Then I discovered the mesh I had used was 1/4 inch...
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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    I just returned home from a 24 hour trip and all holes are open and bee action has resumed..... amazing little creatures! Phew!

    Matt, Thanks for the information on the screened bottoms....I've...
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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    I thought of that because we went from 75 morning temps and 105 highs to 51 morning and 90 highs.... days are getting a little shorter.... all of that. I'm going to observe. What I meant about how...
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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    No high voltage cables, we're out in the country. I also don't think this is a poison situation. With this heat and drought none of the farmers are growing much so hopefully they aren't using...
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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    I just went back out to watch the beehive. There was action on all my lavender. I stood back and watched the hive and saw two bees trying to come in...with no success.
    I opened up the viewing window...
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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    I have done that the past several days. The only time they came out was when I punched a hole in one of the sealed areas. They came and went, then hastily sealed it right back up..... I'm continuing...
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    Re: Bees have sealed all entry holes

    I do have a mesh bottom, with a pull out closer board, but it too is sealed with propolis. I checked inside my hive for any way they can come and go, and found a "bee size" squeezeable spot on the...
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    Re: Comb failure - this year's report

    this is not the norm here. Last year we only had one day at 100. This summer has been extremely rare heat and drought....today we're 51 and highs this week will be mid 90's...getting better. But my...
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    Bees have sealed all entry holes

    My bees started sealing their entryway holes about 2 weeks ago. They left just enough space to enter and exit. Two days ago, the holes were completely sealed, with no other way of them exiting or...
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    Re: Comb failure - this year's report

    We have also been over 100 most of this summer. My bees were installed May 26 of this year. They have only 9 combs. Last weekend we had 109 degrees one day. The extreme heat caused two combs to fall....
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    Re: top bar disaster!

    Amen adam!
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    Re: First Harvest

    Hope not a dumb question..... when putting comb in honey jars, what part is the softest? Is all of it edible? A friend asked me and I honestly didn't know the answer. That is beautiful comb! Bet that...
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    Re: new to top bar

    Okay, I must correct one thing. I haven't done an "official" inspection. About 3 weeks in, I discovered my bees were going into a hole between the pull out bottom drawer through the "too large" mesh...
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    Re: new to top bar

    So what about the Tanzanian hives...aren't they squared? Do they build to the sides and bottoms? I'm debating which type we'll build next...I'm so new, I haven't done an inspection yet (my bees have...
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    Re: Hello from Texas

    Welcome from the Hill Country.... see if you have a bee association. We have one in San Antonio. Bet you could find some mentors there. Good luck! This is my first bee season too.
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    Re: Hello from South Alabama.

    Welcome .... new too... from Texas. You've come to a great group of beeks.
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    Re: New Beek Arizona

    Welcome Newbee too....first season. 3 week old bee mom! The people here are simply amazing!
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    Re: Feeding question

    I'm a top bar bee keeper and have the same question. I've heard strong opinions about pulling the syrup out at 3 weeks. My bees are 3 weeks in the hive today. I took out the syrup last night. We do...
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    I would think they'd work if you could find where they live before they come to your hive.....yes I do think nematodes would work!
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    Re: Hello from Saskatchewan.

    Welcome, from Texas! Newbee also....2 weeks!
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    Re: Follower Board (False Back) Question

    Faerie,
    I'm a newbee, so take what I say with that in mind. Last week my hive was in the exact condition (8 comb built in the middle of the hive). I was told by some experienced tbh keepers to move...
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    Re: Follower Board (False Back) Question

    Adam, thank you for your calming message. I DO need to take a breath and remember how fortunate I am my bees are still here, foraging in my garden and they're working so hard doing their job! Thanks...
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    Re: Follower Board (False Back) Question

    My bees will be hived 2 weeks this Thursday. I've had several issues.
    - my bees decided to make their entry up through the underboard drawer and through the mesh.... my mesh on the bottom is 1/4...
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    Re: Follower Board (False Back) Question

    I'm new to this bees, top bars and this forum. I need some help on all fronts.... When folks say to make sure the bees are all the way to the front, do they mean the very first bar? That makes me a...
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    Re: new to top bar

    I'm almost as new as you. My bees have been in 2 weeks this thursday. Way to go!
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