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    Re: Warre top bars too short

    they have a lot of comb built out in the top box. They just started in the lower box. I think I am just going to use my nail gun to nail down the bars.
  2. Thread: Inspection tips

    by Cyclex
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    Re: Inspection tips

    I am going to go back in a week and nail down the frames. The problem is there isn't much room.
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    Warre top bars too short

    I recently made a Warre Hive. I have learned the hard way that I have made the bars too short. They have fallen in the hive and really messed up the comb and brood. Any suggestions on how to fix...
  4. Thread: Inspection tips

    by Cyclex
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    Re: Inspection tips

    If you have an established hive that is fine. If you want to grow your hive in the hope of splitting then I have heard to give them lots of sugar water. Since I have a new hive I have to feed them.
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    Re: Inspection tips

    I just bought my bees about a month ago. To really get them going you should feed them 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. I have five hives and I am using 7 pint glasses. They can go through that in...
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    Re: Inspection tips

    I looked at your blog and you are using frames instead of just top bars.
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    Re: Inspection tips

    I am wondering how quick the hive can rebuild itself. I have been giving it a lot of sugar water.

    Chad
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    by Cyclex
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    Re: Inspection tips

    I made two Warre Hives and a Octagon Warre Hive. I have gone in twice and really destroyed the hive both times. My problem was that I made the bars too short and they have fallen in both times. BE...
  9. Re: Square Hives, 13 Frame Boxes, Big Hives, and Swarming

    Where do you find the extra deep frames for the Brother Adam size beehive?
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    Re: Experimenting with different hive types.

    @odfrank
    The hives are very busy. I really don't see that it is a lot of work if you truly enjoy it. I plan on doing a lot more of the Langs but just thought it would be fun to try out different...
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