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    Re: Guard bees keeping me a prisoner in my house

    I did not have 'supering' in mind when I built it. Actually, in my suburban setting, I don't want my hives to get big - and of course, definitely want to avoid crowding. Are there gentle methods...
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    Guard bees keeping me a prisoner in my house

    5 top bar hives. Mostly new since 2013; all feral, rescued swarms or cut-outs. Oldest hive growing fast and showing frenetic activity coming/going and above hive; checkerboarded some empty bars...
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    Re: Top bar hive entrances

    I made a TBH this weekend and am using Michael Bush' method of leaving a 3/8" space between the end of the hive and the first top bar. I tacked a small nail for the first bar to butt up against so...
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    Re: Top bar hive entrances

    I bought an expensive top bar hive with three 3" diameter entrances spaced equidistantly across one side. 3 large corks were provided. When I questioned the manufacturer about the large entrances he...
  5. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    It is a misconception held by some beeks who have not used tbh's that the queens lay all over in a TBH. Great opportunity for education :)
  6. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    Not criticized per se. I have met with 2 arguments over my TBH.
    1. Bees work hard enough as it is, you destroy their comb and make them rebuild (8 # honey = 1 pound wax, etc)
    2. You kill...
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    Robber bees in my new cut-out

    I don't know what to do. I have a top bar hive into which I introduced a cut-out 5 days ago. They have a few bars of brood however not much honey. I went with a group to capture 2 hives and ended up...
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