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  1. Thread: TBH Questions

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    Re: TBH Questions

    In new hives which haven't fill the hive(which tends to be the only ones I feed), I use the baggie feeder. It's cheap, easy and requires nothing more than the stuff most of us have sitting around.
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  2. TBH and crush/strain tools - what do you use and why?

    For my TBHs I started with a bread knife. Lots of people suggest them and let's face it, most of us have one or two sitting around in a drawer we can nick without the partner noticing. It worked, but...
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    Re: Smooth Creamy Honey?

    My first creamed honey was by accident also.

    My first winter as a beek I left what I guessed was "lots extra" honey in the hives just in case. When spring came I took out several extra bars...
  4. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    PA license is two years. So it's $10 for the two years combined and easier on the paperwork for both us and them.
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    Re: Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    I have glass (real glass) windows on all but 1 of my TBH. The one without the window is the only one which has any condensation issues. The glass acts as a condensation point and the water runs down...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Delber, thanks for the info. I'm going to ride it out. I figure they are probably gathering pollen from somewhere, I'm just hoping for enough biomass to keep brood covered.

    I've also sprained an...
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    Re: Help buying a Top Bar Hive

    I would not suggest buying/shipping a hive. It's quite costly.

    For a TBH, download or buy plans online. Then either craigslist for an local ametuer woodworker or call a couple local high schools....
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    2 out of my 3 hives didn't make it, but I was expecting to loose all 3. Last year late summer I had some big mite problems and it took down one hive and caused a large population drop in the other 2....
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    Re: Why top bar hives

    I've always wanted to do, but the vast number of decisions about Lang hives and the large amounts of equipment seemed daunting. 8 or 10 frame, shallow, deep, medium, foundation? plastic? wax?...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Last week in July my bees went idle. I could see them bearding up on the hives all day long. Two week later (~ Aug 9) they all became active again.

    I have no idea what they are bringing in, but...
  11. Thread: Honey weight???

    by Ennui
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    Re: Honey weight???

    Using roughly the same dimensions as the Golden Mean Hive bars I get 6-9.5lbs of honey per bar.

    6 lbs from old brood comb which was filled with honey, usually a pretty thin comb which I'm rotating...
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    If you are going to change syrup jars or want to do anything around the hive without protection I suggest doing it before an inspection. Hives are usually less forgiving after they've been bothered....
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    I would argue glass can be found is most regions of the world and that is naturally occurring where extreme heat meets sand (or any silicate composite). I wouldn't call it common since it doesn't...
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    While I think I understand your point, you are being a bit pedantic. Robb is obviously referring to plastic as noun and manufactured petroleum products and not the adjective meaning for flexible.
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    You mentioned the 5 cases in the CDC article from the first sentence, which refers to a single reporting in 1989.

    "Since 1961, at least six cases of toxic systemic reactions from repeated...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I avoid DEET products especially around children. There are numerous recording of adverse effects, but since we tend not to do scientific tests by intentionally exposing kids to harmful substances...
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    Definitely a state of being. I do most of my forum reading from the drudgery of full time job. It's a good job, but sometimes the seconds stretch into hours and I do most of my forum surfing through...
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    My name is so common, it's already been bound to have been taken as a username in most places. Having sometime more unique which I can use over and over again is much easier than trying to remember...
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    Re: extreme bearding, supering??

    I've had very little bearding this season... until earlier in the week. The temp went up to 98F and it very humid. I swear every single bee bearded up outside one of the hives. There had to 5+ lbs...
  20. Thread: Drone comb

    by Ennui
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    Re: Drone comb

    I run mostly TBH and do crush and strain so I'd toss it in the back and let it get filled with honey.

    Or I might just feed it to the chickens if I'm in the mood. Those ladies simply go crazy for a...
  21. Re: Day 50: My TBH box is 90% full... I don't know what to do.

    Golden Mean Hives == too small!

    I learned that lesson myself. I made 2 hives to those dimensions and now one is a bait hive and the other I use for splits.

    Take the Golden Mean dimensions and...
  22. Thread: Ants In The Hive

    by Ennui
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    Re: Ants In The Hive

    Happens to me regularly, but it's just an annoyance to me (I have to knock them all off the cover) and harmless to the bees. The ants don't have access to the hives because the bees make a good...
  23. Thread: Creamed Honey

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    Re: Creamed Honey

    Honey is a super-saturated solution which will crystallize on particulate matter. That's why grocery store honey is super filtered to prevent particles as crystallization points. Like all such...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I pulled 4 bars (~2 gallons) last week the light honey with no bite is a favorite of the kids in my house. I've always attributed it "mostly" clover, but I'm not so sure now. My white clover really...
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    Re: Got my first TBH home last night...

    If I ever had to move one of my TBH in the back of a car I'd take off the inner cover, lay a 2x4 across the top of the bars and clamp down to prevent bars from shifting. And I'd shove a sponge in the...
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