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    Re: Has anyone used frames in a TBH?

    Just make a frame like this one...

    http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/LopuZa/PICT0327.jpg
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    Re: Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Thank you.
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    Re: Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Monday, not sure we shell see I just had knee surgary, and it hurts...I met some great people in this area, and I love to me more people. Beekeeping is realy great for comerradiery, I will try to...
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    Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Been part of a huge beekeeping family rich in beekeeping tradition which started in Europe. but I was not interested in being a beekeeper till I ended up in US or Milwaukee Wisconsin, thanks to a...
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    No chance, sealed, very tight tolerances.
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    The roof is vented, original design used two round holes on either side with screening...the bars were designed so that we can re-use, meaning uncapped the honey comb, then use centrifuge to harvest...
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/LopuZa/8-17-11-5.jpg

    http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/LopuZa/9-4-11-95-finished2.jpg
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    Here is nice top bar designed by my brother in law, let me know what you guys think about it?

    1. Cedar boxes
    2. Green treated Legs
    3. 8/1 screen on bottom
    4. Bottom board swings down for...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Thanks guys, those were some nice suggestions.
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Yes, Wayne it gets really cold in Wisconsin...so not sure if I need to use anything at all but my mentor uses moth ball crystals and I refuse to use them, he belives that there is always a chance of...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Well, Joseph you have a point, let me see what my brother has to say about the B401.
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Well, first I am not using D.E. near live bees, and 2nd there are no live bees in my empty comb wax/frames that I removed after harvesting honey, no D.E. that will contact any comb wax/frame that...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    My brother is a micorbiologist will have him check B401, before I try it, but for now I think I will use DE, which is not going to touch the wax comb, so not harmfull to bees.
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    I can wait till spring either, will add few more hives this spring, including at least two top bar hives that my brother in law has already built from scratch, awesome work, Ceder (for the actual...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Well, the attic of the shed is very bright, has plenty of ventilation, not sure I need to bag the frames, my main wary is mice, not moths...I will stored all the bee keeping equipment in the same...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    My beekeeping mentor who is 88 years young and has been a beekeeper since he was 14 years old uses the above method but instead of DE he uses mothball crystals, I refuse to use mothballs. He has...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Yes, love Douglas Adams.
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    Libhart,

    I will use butcher paper in between each super, spray a mist if water them apply a liberal amount of DE to the top of the paper, I will put moth balls around the general area where I will...
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    I am going to try somthing natural harmless to humans, food-grade diatomaceous earth...
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    Re: Hi from Melbourne Australia

    Hello from Milwaukee.
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