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  1. Re: First winter - getting nervous and have some questions

    No I'm not using an excluder.
  2. Re: First winter - getting nervous and have some questions

    Thank you for the information - I really appreciate it
  3. Re: First winter - getting nervous and have some questions

    Ok, living in georiga - where winters are typically mild - is there anything that I need to be doing to the hive in order to winterize it?
  4. First winter - getting nervous and have some questions

    So I go out to have a look at my hive - this was awhile back - and found no eggs anywhere and a few queen cells. I consulted with a guy that keeps bees around me and his advice was don't panic - let...
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    Re: Starting TBH got a few questions

    Thanks again for all the information, I got all the materials for my hive, my planer is acting up so it'll take a little longer to build than I'd hoped, but I will post pictures when it is done.
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    Re: Starting TBH got a few questions

    Right, I have been making small adjustments to the plans based on your suggestions and other peoples suggestions, and people seem to unanimously agree that end entrances are a better idea.
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    Re: Starting TBH got a few questions

    I was noticing that 2x lumber was cheaper than 1x. If there are advantages to using 2x I could leave it at that but I do have a thickness planer so I figured at the very least I could make the...
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    Re: Starting TBH got a few questions

    That is all very helpful, thank you. The hive plans that I have make the hive 12 inches deep. It also calls for a screened bottom with an extra bottom board just for wintering, but after looking at...
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    Starting TBH got a few questions

    First, how does the top bar hive differ from other hives in terms of pest problems and pest control? How exactly do you apply whatever pest control is necessary in a top bar hive?

    Second, I have...
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