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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    Thanks for the replies I thought it must be robbing I did see some fighting near the feeder now that I think back. The bees that were all flying around away from the feeder and harassing me would...
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    Open Feeding What Happened?

    I am new and just have one hive which was a package I installed back in April. I fed it for a week after install and it went well. Haven't fed any since then. Today I decided to put a jar of sugar...
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    Re: TBH to Langstroth split question

    Hey Striider I have no idea on the 3 vs 5 comb but if you split into a 5 frame Nuc box I have read that you should leave room for them to build so it seems like an ok route to go. I am considering...
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    Splitting Top Bar to a Lang next door

    I have a top bar hive with lots of bees would like to split into a Lang that I have sitting right next to it (about a foot apart) would this be a problem? I have already worked out how to hang the...
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    Re: Essential Oils Timing

    ok I will post in the other forum sorry about this and thanks for the input.
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    Essential Oils Timing

    Pretty new here and my son and I have some questions on essential oils. Is EO a treatment and in what cases is it not considered a treatment? When or under what circumstances would you consider...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive First Inspection Help

    Hey Michael thanks for the reply. I don't need to see the queen I guess being new it just seemed like something that folks look for but the worker brood put my mind at ease that she is in there doing...
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    Top Bar Hive First Inspection Help

    I am the author of this post concerned about my queen release earlier and that the bees didn't "seem" to want her:...
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    Re: New package - Direct Released the Queen

    Yeah that is what I did on Monday but I hung mine first and they didn't release. Hope your queen stays and all is good! Keep us posted.
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Yeah that would have been good if I only had thought of that. Well almost everything is a learning experience with this gig huh.
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    No I didn't check for eggs on Monday since the queen was still in her cage I just assumed there wouldn't be any yet. Maybe I should give it a look tomorrow and also look for the queen we released. I...
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Well I hope you are right about the queen's pheromones driving foraging and comb building if that is the case maybe I am over reacting. Here is the video of my son and I doing our first inspection on...
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Glad your hive is working out JW. Yes they have been bringing in pollen and have built 3 pretty good bars of comb with pollen stored in it. I heard that was a good thing but not sure how it relates...
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Thanks guys I direct released her yesterday afternoon. JW I wish I had thought to put the cage near the cluster to see what they would do but I am new to this and kind of panicked when I saw her...
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    New Package Queen Not Released

    I put in a new package on Thursday evening. I removed the cork over the candy in the queen cage and hung it from the 3rd top bar back from the top entrance. I think I made a mistake because I hung it...
  16. Re: Cluster still in package hours after hiving the rest

    Thanks fellers I will go see if I can get them in there.
  17. Cluster still in package hours after hiving the rest

    So I hived a package at 7pm about 2.5 hours ago into a top bar hive. The queen was fine hung her cage from one of the top bars and and dumped most of the bees in fine then closed the hive up except...
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    Re: Top Bar Top Entrance is it too big?

    Sounds good Ruthie just liked your page on FB. My son and I are picking up the bees in 3 hours then will go get the hive ready and plan to put them in around 7 tonight.
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    Re: Top Bar Top Entrance is it too big?

    Thanks for the reply ruthiesbees. One more question on the package. I have made a follower board and put it in so it cuts the hive in half allowing about 18 bars for the package. Which bar would I...
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    Re: Top Bar Top Entrance is it too big?

    Alright jw I will saw a reducer out of plywood when I get home. So the width is ok just make the length only about an inch long.
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    Top Bar Top Entrance is it too big?

    So I built a TBH over the winter and I pick up my first package this afternoon! My wife and son have been helping prepare things and we are very excited. I created about a 4/8" gap with two screws...
  22. Re: Top Bar Package Install in 46" Long Hive Without Follower Board

    Thanks for the replies if I use a follower board in the 46" Michael Bush type hive how much room should I give them initially or how many 1/38" bars should they have access too maybe half the bars...
  23. Top Bar Package Install in 46" Long Hive Without Follower Board

    I am new beek and get my package on April 15th but a quick question here. My TBH is the Michael Bush style one detailed here with these exact specs except my top bars are all made to 1 3/8" from...
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    Re: New package installation

    By don't peak does that mean not opening the hive? What if you have an observation window would it be ok to peek in that after a couple of days?
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    Re: Newly Purchased Hive Question

    Wow quick responses! Thanks guys I will build an entrance reducer! Glad it was an easily answered question.
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