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    Re: Syrup drained into hive, twice

    Thanks for the replies. The temp. change could be it, but more likely I think the wooden support may have been in contact with a few of the holes I punched in the lid and possibly wicked the...
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    Syrup drained into hive, twice

    I installed 2 packages a week ago. One hive seems to be doing very well and I am feeding them 1:1 syrup in jars with holes poked in the lid on top of the inner cover, then a shallow super, then the...
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    Re: Feeding a new package question?

    Thanks for the replies... I have begun and 1:1 sugar syrup for now and am glad I can just replace that with honey and use the jar feeding method when I do... I do also have good clean honey so maybe...
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    Spilled syrup in new hive

    Okay, so I installed a package Friday eve (it is Sunday morning). I propped up a small jar (inverted with holes in the lid) on top of the inner cover, stacked an empty super on the hive and closed...
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    Feeding a new package question?

    What is the best way to feed a newly installed package? I have pollen, but am now reading that honey is really what is necessary. I have good honey too, but don't now how to present it to the bees.
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    Why isn't my hive growing?

    So I have my first TBH this year that I started in mid May. It was a little late for the Spring flow, but I bought a nuc and installed it into my 4' TBH. I think things are going great. I have 8...
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    Re: TBH, How much space to give them?

    Yes, now that I am doing some more reading I remember. Giving them too many bars could result in comb that is irregular and not straight.
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    TBH, How much space to give them?

    So I need a little clarification as I am currently managing my very first TBH and a friend of mine is coaxing me to be more aggressive than I care to be. I only took one class months ago and am in...
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