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  1. Thread: Swarm Harvester

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    Re: Swarm Harvester

    Would a video of you setting it up be possible as a teaching aid on how to use the harvester? Would you be consider selling plans for the harvester? The cost of the harvester seems very reasonable,...
  2. Re: What is the expectation for "Over-wintering" in Southern California?

    Wall cool! Yes, we have lots of Eucs in the area. Since it is a TBH, I will keep up the inspections.

    Another question about overwintering, If the bees lifespan is about 6 weeks, how do they...
  3. Re: What is the expectation for "Over-wintering" in Southern California?

    Sounds like very good advice.

    I do attend a beek club here in San Diego. The membership is mostly newbees with a couple having experience with the Langs.
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    Re: Adding a super to a TBH

    Point taken about the comb being attached to the walls and possibly the top surface of the TBH. I do not mind acknowledging a "Told ya so" when it fits. I also appreciate the heads up about the...
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    Re: Where did I go wrong?

    Thanks for checking in, even if it is out of boredom. I can still learn something here and there.
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    Re: Adding a super to a TBH

    Thanks Fuzzy,

    I appreciate your input. Good idea or not, I already have the deep over the back end of the TBH. I am not using frames except where I hat to do a cutout on the original comb that was...
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    Re: Adding a super to a TBH

    Buckbee,

    I was not sure I was going to do this until it came to a point about 3 weeks ago the girls stopped making brood and now are only making comb filled with honey. With the temps being about...
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    Re: Where did I go wrong?

    Thanks Sam! That input is helpful for a newbee like myself.

    I did not realize some of the viewers were search related from a search engine and not just the Beesource.
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    Re: Adding a super to a TBH

    Tom,

    Thank you for your reply post. This being my first season with the bees, I am shooting in the dark. We have a few beek in the area, but very few have TBH. Actually, I have only met two that...
  10. Re: What is the expectation for "Over-wintering" in Southern California?

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I have no idea if the bees when the bees in our area will continue or stop producing brood and/or honey with the mild conditions. We are located in a small city with lots...
  11. What is the expectation for "Over-wintering" in Southern California?

    I have my first hive from a swarm back in late March. They are now building honey comb without brood. I am concerned as to how much honey I can take from this hive and still leave enough for the...
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    Where did I go wrong?

    I posted a question about how I am dealing with a TBH. As of this moment, 57 and viewed the statements and questions, but no one has replied with feedback. I expect that I am not meeting the...
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    Adding a super to a TBH

    I have a single TBH that started with a swarm. The girls have been making brood comb ever since they were put into the TBH. This hive is 36" long with a follower board being moved as I add one TB at...
  14. Thread: converting a TBH

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    Re: converting a TBH

    Good to hear - at least it may be possible.

    I left off part of my plan.

    If I do not try and space the TBs wider than they already are, might I consider making a few access holes through the TBs...
  15. Thread: converting a TBH

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    converting a TBH

    I made my first TBH this year and placed a swarm into it. It is doing well.

    To save time, I have decided to convert it into a unique langstroth type of hive. I am going to make a frame around the...
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    Re: bees in a bird house

    OK now, I have seen the small hive.

    The bees have an opening to access the hive with the front hole you would expect on a bird house. Now for the next question, if I take the bird house down...
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    Re: bees in a bird house

    jjgbee,

    All I can say is, wow! I will certainly approach this with more caution.

    Do you have any suggestions as to the best way to remove the bees if these are AHB? Sounds like it would be...
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    Re: bees in a bird house

    Thanks again for the comments.

    I have yet to see this swarm/hive. Based on the amount of time that has passed, I expect it to be a hiave in a small space.

    If the space is as small as I am...
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    Re: bees in a bird house

    Thanks for the feedback. I was of the understanding that the African bees would attack when someone got close. My friend has been standing off to the side and never been warned to stay away by any of...
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    bees in a bird house

    I have a friend who has a swarm in a bird house on a post in the back yard. The bees have been there for several weeks and he thinks that some of the bees have already swarmed once and may be ready...
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    ants, what's the problem

    I have a TBH and have been told to be sure to keep the ants from getting into the hive as they are known to kill off or at least cause the bees to leave.

    I was reading from Michael Bush's web site...
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    more questions about fixing diagonal comb

    About 9 days ago I, with the help of another beekeeper removed the diagonal comb from the TBs of my TBH. Used rubber bands and string to help hold the relocated comb in place.

    I just now came...
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    Thanks for the feedback

    I appreciate each of the comments and suggestions. Thanks.
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    sunny hive location

    We had a local club meeting yesterday. All of us are beginners. Our lead person told us that a morning sunny location is best with the opportunity for shade in the afternoon so that the bees donot...
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    gpr

    Michael,

    Thanks for the advice and the link. I noticed the comb in the photo you sent went across two bars rather than just down the one comb guide. Is the reason fo rthis is the comb seen in the...
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