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  1. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Thanks Calgary, great idea! Next woodwork project, tomorrow. I lived in Edmonton in 5th grade- the year in the US we learn the states and their capitols. Never did learn them.
  2. Thread: Re: no eggs

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    Re: no eggs

    Last year I used #8 hardware cloth screened bottom. In September my bees absconded. Afraid maybe the bees had been unable to 'swamp cool' to a lower than S AL temp with the massive air flow this year...
  3. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Last year I think I was asking for advice on how to put a langstroth 5 frame nuc into a TBH. This year I made a second "Tanzanian" TBH which fits langstroth hives so that was an easy TBH to put my...
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    I'll add some table salt next time in case iodine is also appreciated.
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    Since we see so many of them on a red/brown cord in the salt water pool I put red rags and beads and strings in their water container. This year I added salt- the pool salt- to one of their water...
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    Re: Can I over feed my new hives?

    Cedarkid thanks for this! I was just about to post, and you are only a bit 'north' of me in climate (8a SE AL 1 hour from coast) unlike some older posts which aren't in a similar weather situation...
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    Re: Top Bars expand past the end of the hive

    Again sorry to throw back so far. I'm only 10 years in arrears! I made my stuff at the army base wood shop and knew my ability did not extend to perfect fitting wood cuts even before humidity...
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    Re: Horizontal Comb Cuts

    Again sorry to blast from the past if not the usual custom. My first TBH I started top bars in between frames in an 8 frame super and they were beautifully straight as were all the rest made in the...
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    Re: Nuc trasnfering to TBH

    Blast from the past reading old posts. Hope this is best- responding here rather than starting a new thread. I solved this (and while my hive absconded, it was happy for half a year in my TBH) by...
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    Re: Why top bar hives

    Ditto. My beek group warned all beeks end up with bad backs. MIne's already dodgey (plus a stomach hernia to boot) so I'd harm my bees AND myself trying to lift supers with 8 or more frames.
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    Re: bad cover design on my part.

    I think you have the best use for political signs, but mine last longer! I cut them to proper length (few inches longer than needed so they overlap) and bend the big ones along the channels so they...
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    Re: bad cover design on my part.

    I use political signs. In the area I have langstroth frames I have a separate smaller sign over it under the larger two signs covering the whole hive. But last year my hive abandoned after several...
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    Re: How to build cheap top bars.

    I am a total novice with a table saw- luckily I can use the wood shop on the Army base. Might even use some tool other than the table saw there some day! I did two passes a mm or so apart in the...
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    Jenn in S AL checking in

    Brand new just putting in orders for equipment and bees. Building a topbar hive. This forum is very helpful- thanks all.
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