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  1. Love my TBH, don't care much for the Langstroth Hives

    I have 1 TBH and 3 Langstroth Hives. I am thinking of going exclusively to TBH hives. The care of the Langstroth hives is literally a pain in the back. There is no bending over or lifting boxes...
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    Re: Bee-saster in Indiana

    Thank you for the tip! I have been using my extra long hive tool to slide down the edges, but then my tool is covered with honey.
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    Re: Worst First Year Ever

    I live in a neighborhood with plenty of gardens, flowers, and trees. I also live 1/2 mile from the Wasatch mountain range, so there is plenty of forage. My mentor lives in the same neighborhood. He...
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    Re: Worst First Year Ever

    There is a local supplier in Spanish Fork, UT called Abeez Honey that sells local nucs. Any one have any experience with them?

    As far as the TBH is concerned, I have been told and read that a TBH...
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    Re: Worst First Year Ever

    I appreciate the good advice! To answer your questions:
    1. Yes, I did feed the kites a simple sugar solution and there has been a nectar flow most of the summer.
    2. No, I did not use a screened...
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    Worst First Year Ever

    I think I am the world's worst newbie beekeeper.

    Here is my experience so far this year. Bought 2 traditional hives and stocked them with package bees. I also bought a TBH and stocked it with a...
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    Re: Bars Collapsed in Record Heat

    I had a frame collapse today, partly because of heat and partly because of some burr comb that the bees attached to another frame, so when I went to pull the frame the comb went to the bottom of the...
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    Queen Excluder on the Entrance

    I installed a swarm 2 weeks ago and I placed a queen excluder over the entrance because the queen crawled out along with the rest of hive and was ready to swarm. The TBH now has 5 well drawn out...
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    Re: Pre-assembled wired frames

    bump
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    Re: Pre-assembled wired frames

    Acebird,

    I am going to run the frames foundationless, so I just want the wires for structural support of the comb.
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    Pre-assembled wired frames

    I am looking for a source with pre-assembled, wired frames with no foundation or foundation that is easy to remove. I know that you can DIY, but I am looking for a lot of frames and I would prefer to...
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    Burr comb & other questions

    I installed a large swarm in my TBH 2 weeks ago. I have a few questions:
    1. The bees have built 5 nice looking combs. One section was cross comb and when I separated two bars it fell to the bottom...
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    Re: New install - bees on the inside cover

    No gap between the bars. They are going in and out of the entrance. I affixed a queen excluder to the entrance and then brushed all the bees into the hive. I think I got the queen because they seem...
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    Re: New install - bees on the inside cover

    I just took a look. All of the bees are now on the inside cover of my TBH. I set up an empty Lang nearby with a feeder and swarm attractant. Anything else that I should be doing?
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    New install - bees on the inside cover

    I installed a large swarm in my first TBH yesterday. The swarm was 6-8 LBS. I am a newbie with 2 Lang hives. The install on the TBH was a nightmare because my baggy feeder leaked all over the place....
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    Bread & Honey

    I just started with 2 hives in my backyard. First hive died off, so I replaced it with a swarm. I discovered a laying worker in the second hive, pulled out the drone comb, dumped the bees on the...
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