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    Re: TBH design problems??

    thanks to those who responded. Ok I converted it to a top entrance by drilling 2" holes near the top of the "front entrance" and plugged the bottom entrance all together. My next issue is how do I...
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    TBH design problems??

    Good morning all,
    Let me start by saying I am not a carpenter and not the least bit handy. I purchased plans for the golden mean TBH from backyard hive and had a carpenter friend of mine build the...
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    Re: TBH keeps in nh or ma?

    Saltybee,
    I did wrap mine in insulation and also built a wind block for them. I was fully drawn going into winter and didnt take any honey--I had a full six bars. I did not feed anything going into...
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    Re: TBH keeps in nh or ma?

    jpelley not sure if your still reading this thread but wanted to add I'm in central mass and my tbh is doing fine. Girls have been out on the couple nice days we have had.
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    Re: no sound from the hive?

    We had a pretty warm day in MA last week,(52 in central ma) Did you see any bees out flying?
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    Re: Is something wrong here?

    Solarbeez,
    I can totally relate that you want to be "natural" and have little intervention but regular hive inspections are needed for this very reason. You need to see laying patterns and check...
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    Re: Is something wrong here?

    Solarbeez,
    I didnt notice any signs of fighting during your video, I would say that is normal hive activity. The Warre hive doesn't look right-- are you sure you have a queen?
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    winter--- winter --winter

    Ok two questions
    1. Do I need to keep a supply of water available to the bees during the winter?
    2. I built a wind block using plywood and it totally encases the hive, it occured to me yesterday...
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    Re: TBH new comer from MA saying hello.

    Hi Ken,
    Welcome! I am worcester county also and my first year as well.
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    Re: Why isn't my hive growing?

    Hi Raven,
    This is my first year so I may not be of much help? I started my tbh this May also and I have 20 bars drawn out with a solid 6 of honey. I know Az has had drought conditions do you think...
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    Re: Beeing Helpful

    That was great! Your son did such a good job!
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    Re: which ones do I kill?

    ok thanks all! I will keep you posted!
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    Re: which ones do I kill?

    Keth,
    thank you for the reply but I was reading on this site it was too late in the season to do a split? Is that correct?
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    which ones do I kill?

    I have one golden mean tbh started this May from a swarm. They have been heavily bearding (I know its hot), and I was thinking in genral I may have too big of a population as they have already drawn...
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    Re: No drones seen after two months

    I put my bees in about 6 wks ago and I am just seeing drone comb cells
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    Dearths????

    Good morning fellow beeks,
    Just wondering how will I know if a dearth is setting in? and also how do you feed in a top bar when they have drawn all the comb out? My hive is almost 100% full from my...
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    to feed or not to?

    I'm sure this answer exists somewhere on this site but I cant find it. I have had my bees about 3 weeks an on my last inspection I noticed some lightly capped sugar water? (anyone have pics of what...
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    Re: general question???

    Thank you to both of you!! I will quit worrying that the bees are going to leave and I will just feed!
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    general question???

    I hope I am doing this right... this is my first time on the forum. I am brand new this season and it has been a rough start. I am using a tbh and I have gone through 2 diffrent packages that didn't...
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