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    Re: 'organic' sugar OK to feed to bees?

    As long as the *organic* sugar doesnt still have the molassas in it it would be fine. Im thinking the brown color is molassas and this can give the bees the runs.
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    Re: Alternative Hive Designs Wanted

    I have a few friends in CA with my TBH's. (Los Altos and Malibu)As long as the frames are removable for inspection the hives are legal. Ive raised bees naturally in a Langstroth hive and found that I...
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    Re: Alternative Hive Designs Wanted

    Kilo Charlie.
    Top Bar Hives are NOT illegal in the USA. I have been building these hives for 8 yrs and have heard this BS one too many times. The biggest problem is that most hives being hand built...
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    NC heat makes honey harvest look weak..

    Its been super hot here in central NC and the bees dont seem to be putting much honey up. As most of you know, im a top bar beekeeper. Its seems ill be doing my honey harvest in the Spring again. Im...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Hi Doug,
    No, I dont fill them. I let the bees do it with propolis. Thanks

    :shhhh:
  6. Thread: Another 15-20"

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    Re: Another 15-20"

    Im in NC and we too shut down the state when we get a flurry or two.:doh:
    I have friends up on the Cape and i hear this week is gonna be another toughy for ya'll with this storm coming in. They say...
  7. Re: Checked my bees at a farm yesterday for the first time since back in Dec

    It sucks that the screen was so this a mouse could even chew through it. I prefer a solid bottom on a Langstoth hive. I build Top Bar Hives and have neve had a problem with mice or other varmits..Id...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Ive built these out of Pine, Cypress, Red Cedar and Hickory woods. They arent *kits*. This is my own design developed over the years after building a bunch that were too small and losing my bees...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Hi Barry...Sorry about that..If you guys wanna talk prices I have these in the For Sale section too.
    Ive been shipping these hives in two boxes lately andd saving about 20-30 dollars off of the...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Hi Risky,
    I build many of these hives every year for sale. I sell locally and on Ebay but anyone purchasing one of my hives here will save a minimum of $25 over my Ebay prices. Yes, I inset a piece...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Hi Astro...notice the water in the cans at the base of the poles...nice little mote to keep the ants out of the hives
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    Re: Spring Management TBH

    Im not always sure why bees do what they do. I DO know that the queens in my friends Langstroth hives often lay eggs in the honey section of his hives. I never get eggs in my honey combs and I like...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Perhaps i can get another picture on here too..

    http://kenny61.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/jd8.jpg
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    Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    Here are the hives I build in NC...Ive built close to 300 of these hives and the cypress hives are my very favorite!

    http://kenny61.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/jd2.jpg
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    Re: Spring Management TBH

    Hi Dan. I build a lot of TBH's every year and i find that buillding the bars 1 3/8" wide works for me. The bees build the comb to the size they need. I believe that the queen knows the size of the...
  16. Thread: Purple Honey?

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    Re: Purple Honey?

    I believe its Kudzu. One of the members of our club brought a bottle to a meeting last year but we never did get a taste...

    kenny61:doh:
    NCSBA, CCBA
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    Re: Best NC Summer "bang for the buck" plant

    I too am in central NC and i agree with the white clover...buy a #20 bag of seed and walk the neighborhood! Im in wake forest so you can come here and plant some too...thanks
    :shhhh:
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    Re: Best plants for around hive?

    How about all the white clover you can plant!!:thumbsup:
  19. Thread: Bar Ends? :)

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    Re: Bar Ends? :)

    I would sure hate for one of the dowels to slip when you have a comb full of honey almost removed fromthe hive
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    Re: A Question for TBH Experts

    I build Top Bar Hives and keep bees in them in all 3 regions of North Carolina. From the mountaions (1500 ft) to the coast and whoever says it cant be done has obviously not tried it. I see...
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    Re: Alternative Hive Designs Wanted

    Hi Barry..i have my own design of a TBH that ive standardized using a $125,000 CNC machine..they are now in production after many hours at the computer..I build, sell and keep bees in this hive in NC...
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    I like the site but i too keep bees in TBH's,,,can you make adjustments to accomodate us too??/thanks
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    Ive built that design and im leary of ever putting another TBH on legs as ive had one sink into the mud and mess up my hive with a bunch of fallen comb
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    Re: New TBH Keeper - No honey to harvest?

    Opps...forgot the number...give me a call sometime...919-270-6273

    kenny
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    Re: New TBH Keeper - No honey to harvest?

    Its nice to hear from you again Richard..i have a new phone number ill post so give me a call sometime and we can talk bees, catch up and see when youd like to come see the hives..also, ill give you...
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