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    Air Thick With Bees

    I have three colonies in two hives, the first colony is 7 weeks old, started from a nuc. I have been adding new bars into the brood nest every week or so and haven't seen any queen cells. But today...
  2. Re: Bees for TBH, if no packages or swarms avail?

    It's a PITA but I have converted a nuc to top bar. The hive is thriving 6 weeks onward.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?268258-Installed-a-Nuc-into-TBH
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    Re: Beginner queen rearing question

    Sounds like while it may not be too late to start a new hive from a nuc or package it is too late to try and have a new hive raise a new queen. I'll order a single queen and pull out a few frames of...
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    Re: Beginner queen rearing question

    Basically what I'm hearing then is:

    1 - don't attempt to raise queens in a queen right hive.
    2- my hive is too weak to support a split or losing bees to create a nuc

    If I were to buy a package...
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    Re: Cat's meow

    http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/t74ge.jpg

    Made mine with hardware cloth. The image shown is from 6 days after installation.
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    Beginner queen rearing question

    I have a top bar hive I started from a nuc 5 weeks ago. The hive now has over a dozen drawn combs, it's very active, and being in a residential neighbourhood has plenty of flowers to forage. I...
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    Re: 3 Foot Long TBH---Have you tried it?

    My first TBH is 36" long internally and has a volume of about 55 litres. I've seen designs that are 48" long with the same volume. Does length really matter if the volume is the same? Does the...
  8. Re: Are the cheap beesuits on ebay worth it?

    I got a cheap eBay bee-suit, one piece shirt and veil with elastic waist and wrists. It's so thin it feels like cheese cloth, but it's white and it keeps the bees from getting into my clothes and...
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    Re: Use of QR Code on labels

    QR codes are simply encoded information. They convert a block of text/numbers into a 2D grid just like a bar-code is 1 dimensional (when read across anyway).

    One code equals one thing, all the...
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    Re: Use of QR Code on labels

    As someone who has made QR codes, they are free.

    You can create your own. They are simply a way of coding information. they don't' even require an internet connection to read. However, if the...
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    Re: Toxic Nectar?

    I would sure hope that rhododendron nectar is not toxic, every house in my neighbourhood has at least one or two large rhodo bushes blooming right now. The bees are definitely showing interest in...
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    Re: Use of QR Code on labels

    QR codes are just camera readable information similar to a bar code. As slipstrike pointed out anyone can make them and you do not need to pay for them, although many websites do charge to create...
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    Re: Hive Tracks turns two

    Created a hive tracks account a few weeks ago. Would love to see more options for tracking such as drawn combs, and possibly an option for an external inspection (different/less indepth).

    Options...
  14. Re: How do I keep my bees out of the neighbor's pool?

    I added a few pinches of salt to my waterer and a drop of lemon grass oil was soaked into one of the floater sticks. The bees now use this water source heavily.
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    Re: Two clusters in new hive

    Mine did the same thing when I installed from a nuc, by the end of the second day when I checked on them they had all clustered together near the entrance.

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    Re: Installed a Nuc into TBH

    http://youtu.be/TKN0eUYO9H0

    Just some footage I shot of the bees coming and going today.
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    Re: Installed a Nuc into TBH

    So you are saying that when they make new comb start to shuffle it towards the other end of the hive and the old comb (now separated from the new comb) will stop receiving brood?
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    Re: Installed a Nuc into TBH

    Just an update on the progress.

    Yesterday was cold and rainy so I waited until late in the evening to install a feeder in the empty side of the hive. There is a 7/8 inch hole in the 1-1/2 inch...
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    Installed a Nuc into TBH

    Just finished installing bees in my TBH from a nuc.

    I really wanted to go with a package install for my top bar hive but none of the breeders in the area had any available so I had to go with a...
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