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    So, it has little or nothing to do with me...

    So, it has little or nothing to do with me giving them access to all the bars at once ? Spacers (supports) in the middle had nothing to do with it ? Their Italian heritage was not an influence ?
    ...
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    One side preferred ?

    Russian TBH started from a nuc in April 2006, limited to 5 bars until they were all started with comb. This year hive is full, with only 5 bars out of 23 remaining unused.

    Italian TBH started...
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    Poll: 1. Straight 2. 21 1/4: 3. 1 3/8" 4. 33 1/4"...

    1. Straight
    2. 21 1/4:
    3. 1 3/8"
    4. 33 1/4" (23 top bars)
    5. 10" (from bottom of top bar to hive floor)
    6. 30.5 gallons

    Patterned after BWRANGLER (Dennis Murrell) next best ever TBH.
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    Good Bye, Tarheel Bee. Now, where am I going...

    Good Bye, Tarheel Bee.

    Now, where am I going to get my 'russian queens'?

    Hope all goes well for you in the cold climate.
  5. Thanks Doug.

    Thanks Doug.
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    Voted.

    Voted.
  7. Here is a picture of the 'bug', I still don't...

    Here is a picture of the 'bug', I still don't know what it is.


    http://www.i119.photobucket.com/albums/o153/lwmiles/hivebug.jpg
  8. Albert, I am off again on Thursday and it is...

    Albert, I am off again on Thursday and it is looking to be another nice day. I will try to get some pictures.

    Forgot to mention there is brood (small amount) in all phases in the hive. ...
  9. While doing an inspection of my TBH today I found...

    While doing an inspection of my TBH today I found 3 items that I did not expect...

    There was no cluster (but it has been 70 or near it for several days now). The bee population is about 1/3 of...
  10. Just walked out to talk to a neighbor across the...

    Just walked out to talk to a neighbor across the fence. It's pushing 70 here today and on my way back decided to check on the bees.

    They are busy ! Opened the TBH for the purpose of moving the...
  11. Greetings All, this was my first year with a TBH...

    Greetings All, this was my first year with a TBH and my 2nd year to beekeeping.

    Dennis, I have your 'next best ever TBH'. I believe it was your 2nd set of plans for the box type TBH's on your...
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    TarheelBee visits here occasionally and he raises...

    TarheelBee visits here occasionally and he raises Russian Queens. He hails from Carborro, NC, just down the road from Jack Tapp.
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    Thanks Ruby, I will put one in the middle. I...

    Thanks Ruby, I will put one in the middle.

    I see this was your first post on this forum...I feel honored to be the recipient.
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    Sorta sounds like Gomer Pyle. Went to check my...

    Sorta sounds like Gomer Pyle. Went to check my TBH around 1pm..it was 95 degrees outside, probably more inside the hive... 2 weeks ago I added 2 bars to the brood nest, one at each end. Plus 2 bars...
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    I purchased Buckwheat in Durham, NC and paid...

    I purchased Buckwheat in Durham, NC and paid $2.50 a pound.....sorta high - however I was seeding a small area and didn't need but 2 lbs.
  16. I am getting ready to purchase a epipen and was...

    I am getting ready to purchase a epipen and was searching the web, looking for the best deal. Found this offer for a 'free' new type of pen.

    http://www.twinject.com/patient/twinject_offer.asp
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    George Ferguson wrote >"I wouldn't write her off...

    George Ferguson wrote >"I wouldn't write her off just yet. If the queen was banked a while which is often the case, it can take a quite a while for her to start up laying again. This was discussed...
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    tarheel bee, you have a standing offer to help...

    tarheel bee, you have a standing offer to help from me....so your Ukranion hives are full ?

    Just added bar #8 in the TBH you prepared for me, did not put in brood nest, should I go back tommorrow...
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    George, the first queen and her attendants never...

    George, the first queen and her attendants never made it out of their cage...they were dead and the candy appeared not to be touched...The 2nd queen intoduced 3 days later seemingly was met with...
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    I have a lang that has been queenless for 22 days...

    I have a lang that has been queenless for 22 days
    during that time they have refused two lovely Russian Ladies.

    There is no brood of any sort (from egg to capped larvae)...

    Also I have newly...
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    I have one TBH of Russians and they were quite...

    I have one TBH of Russians and they were quite willing to live and let live, until I wanted to take a peek inside.

    I was suited up but did not have my smoker with me, ( I know take it, have it...
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    I have added a new super (medium) with foundation...

    I have added a new super (medium) with foundation
    only, should I checkerboard this with 2 brood and 2 honey frames ? Or is it improper to checkerboard with anything other than drawn comb?

    Thanks
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    Michael & Sasha, thanks for your replies. They...

    Michael & Sasha, thanks for your replies. They give me some insight into how I should go about this project.

    Michael, my question was in refrence to a bottom, I visualized putting my 3 medium...
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    I intend to convert my one lang (3 mediums) to a...

    I intend to convert my one lang (3 mediums) to a long hive, and later in the spring add a KTBH or two.

    My current questions are how and when? Should I wait until the weather is warmer ? It has...
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    Thanks Robert, this is helpful.

    Thanks Robert, this is helpful.
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