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  1. Re: where to put the entrance in a TBH in northern climate ?

    My first TBHs had an entrance on the long side, but 4 to 7 inches from the end. and an inch from the bottom, that has worked fine. The last 10 that I made, I made a 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch bar that is...
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    Re: Top bar length

    I like the over hang on top bars, that way the ends do not get sticky with propolis, and I have handles for picking up and placing bars. You do have to gently grab the bars though and feel for any...
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    Re: Help buying a Top Bar Hive

    There is much beauty in functionality!
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    Re: Nuc entrance disc

    Buy enough of them for your projected needs, that way you may be buying 15, 20, 30. Then the shipping is not so bad per piece.
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    Re: Top bar nuc size

    Why not figure out the internal volume of your particular TBH, then you can calculate how long you need to make it to be an equal volume to a 5 frame deep Nuc, 10 frame deep, 8 frame medium etc. That...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    gfbees13, isn't that the truth! LOL Not just this thread, but most internet blogs and the human interaction via non human medium leads me to wonder if I should have been a psychology major instead of...
  7. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Hmmmm, Where have I heard that before! Those were some great videos Mike!
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    Re: Les Crowder - Topbar Beekeeping

    I read Les Crowder's book before I had bees. I did not like it. After I had bees for a year, I went back and reread it, it was a great book after that. For me the information presented meant more to...
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    Re: Bees in Northern Wisconsin

    Sorry, that was a link to a guy who is working on raising bees just south of Lake Superior, figured that would be some info for you to use. As far as I know he is only on FB. He is a first year...
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    Re: Bees in Northern Wisconsin

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/614096545339364/
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    Re: Extracting Honey at French Hill Apiaries

    Thank you, that was really cool to see! How much clean up do you do every year on a set up like that?
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    Re: Why Monitor???

    Really Beemandan, you are going to make that statement here, on beesource? :lookout:
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    Bees in the Bear Bait

    Today I went out to check one of my bear baits that is about a 1/4 mile from my hives, and fairly deep into a cedar swamp. There were 3 honey bees inside the hollow log, though I could not figure out...
  14. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    What are your costs, all of them? Gas to go to these properties and provide training etc. What is your time worth per hour? What happens if the bees swarm or die, who bears that cost in your...
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    I will not take anything away from having drawn comb/nucs. I just think that it is easier in my area to get packages. Last year I got packages and then ordered queens for a month later. I replaced...
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    Re: Anarchy Apiaries, good read

    He has a couple of really good videos too, I like his style! I also like his queens, but I am still learning a lot so my opinion may be suspect! :)
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Amen!
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    Re: TBH comb questions

    9 or 10 bars of comb might be too few for our winter. Les Crowder leaves 12 in New Mexico, though I do not know what altitude he is at. I am planning on a minimum of 15 combs for each hive, though I...
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    Re: TBH comb questions

    My honey band touches in some spots, I do not think that it is a big deal, you can feel when the bees are no longer stuck between the honey bands, just like you can see them when they are clear, in...
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    Re: bees and maple trees

    According to one of the Maple Syrup books that I read before making my own syrup. Maples also have a fall sap flow that can be tapped though it is of a less quality and volume than the spring flow....
  21. Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    You are just starting to figure that out, you have a long way to go in this hobby! LOL I prefer thrifty, but I can work with cheap as well!
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    Re: How SWEET is the Mix?

    None of the above it would not be a ratio, it would just be sugar on top of your hive.
  23. Thread: Regression.

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    Re: Regression.

    This year I bought 4 packages from an advertised small cell bee supplier, and 3 packages from a large commercial operation through our bee club. All of the small cell bees were put in foundationless...
  24. Re: Is this TBH too small for backyard? Realistic to have just 1-2 hives?

    I think that they are too narrow and too short. 16 to 20 inch bars and around 4 feet long is more common, though there are plenty of exceptions. You can never have too many hives! LOL
    There are ways...
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    Re: Following board size

    As long as the bees cannot get past it, it is all good, mine are flush with the tops of my top bars, but I only use them to dived a few hives in half. I do not use them as true follower boards.
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