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    Re: Just sharing some pics TBH

    What is you lid made from?
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    Re: Books on Top Bar methods

    I have Wyatt's book. It is in desperate need of a scrub by an editor and then published commercially. The price is just too high. Too much information in it that really isn't necessary. (I know how...
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    Re: Tennessee

    ~5/25/16 Swarm moved into a TBH trap that had been set a few years back, and was last baited about a year ago. Maybe two pounds, making nice straight comb.
  4. Re: How do I get these girls in their new Home?

    Seriously, I would love to have a cutout that easy!
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    Re: Cut Outs and Swarms

    Exactly! Get some of the queen cells and make up some splits.
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    Re: Newbee book?

    I also run 19 inch bars. I'm not crazy about deeper bars. The deeper the bar, the greater the risk of comb collapse. The overall of my hives is similar to Les's hives, but I use a 1x12 for the sides...
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    Re: Newbee book?

    I'm in VA as well. Wyatt's story is interesting in that when he started he had seen some photos of TBHs, but there wasn't much info on them. I don't think his design is any better or worse than...
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    Re: Newbee book?

    I like Les Crowder's book as well. I have pretty much all of the books mentioned above, and I think that Les's book is pretty good for Top Bars. Wyatt's book has great photos, but it is too long and...
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    Re: types of honey/wax presses

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?264309-Templeton-Stade-honey-wax-press-uploaded-to-sketchup-warehouse
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    Re: queen cells found...now what?

    It would be great if they viewed empty space as usable space, we would never have swarms since we could just build big hives, but it doesn't work that way. Bees want to grow up and swarm, that is the...
  11. Re: Need bar placement info on a new EMPTY top bar...

    My experience has been that you will need more than 8 bars. I would go with something like 15 to 20 bars. A large swarm will avoid a 1 foot long TBH, since the swarm itself would take up almost all...
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    Re: Swarm Prevention on Top Bar Hives ???

    Splits will prevent swarms as well, but you may not want a bunch of TBH nucs. The best thing about feeding bars to the brood nest is they draw them out very quickly and they are as straight as the...
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    Re: queen cells found...now what?

    Keep in mind that just having room in the hive won't necessarily prevent swarming. They don't view a void as room, they view empty comb as room. Otherwise we could prevent swarms by throwing empty...
  14. Re: What determines the size of the brood nest?

    I'm in Virginia as well. It really depends on the bees. I have some that keep a compact brood nest while others want to pull comb throughout the entire hive. The ones that put brood every place in...
  15. Re: What determines the size of the brood nest?

    The queen fecundity.
  16. Re: Top Bars, solid floor, mites, and powdered sugar

    My priorities are just fine, as well as my bees. You do what you want to your bugs.
  17. Re: Another crackpot idea - lang nuc to topbar

    I saw a video on YouTube a couple years ago of someone that did it. Nothing is new in Beekeeping.
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    Re: Assembling the Top Bar

    LOL!!!
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    Re: Assembling the Top Bar

    Bondo? I don't even sand mine before painting. You are trying to make us look bad. No flame jobs please! :D
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    Re: Assembling the Top Bar

    I use glue and nails, although on the ends I also put a few screws. I fear the ends coming off when I'm carrying a hive that is full!

    When I first started doing bee stuff I used all screws, but...
  21. Re: Top Bars, solid floor, mites, and powdered sugar

    I would love to know my mite levels, but there are way more important things for me to do than count mites. Like anything.
  22. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Virginia

    4/14/16, 24019, Roanoke, VA (off of Plantation near Elizabeth Arden). Medium sized swarm in an evergreen tree. Had to resort to a pole saw to get it down.
  23. Re: Creating a Preemptive Swarm; The Taranov Manouver

    Check in a couple days for eggs.
  24. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Virginia

    Yup!
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  25. Thread: Gloves

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    Re: Gloves

    Thicksters.
    https://www.esafetysupplies.com/THICKSTER-EXAM-GRADE-GLOVE-PF-EX-POWDER-FREE-Box.html
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