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    I did exactly this last year with my first tbh. ...

    I did exactly this last year with my first tbh. I built the tbh so I could drop a regular med lang frame down in there and it worked great. As the hive grew, I moved the frames to the back of the...
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    My woodworking is tight. After the bees get...

    My woodworking is tight. After the bees get their glue everywhere, it makes cracks just big enough for the beetles to hide in when you move your bars around. I will keep an ear out and if I figure...
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    I have found some small hive beetles in my top...

    I have found some small hive beetles in my top bar hive. The bees are pushing them under the bars where they sit on the walls. I have tried the cardboard trick with the strips under it and its...
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    My frames were at the very front of the hive. I...

    My frames were at the very front of the hive. I have been putting bars in between them so the bees center the combs on the bars. They have over half of the hive (18 bars or so) built out now. I...
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    After the brood is hatched, should the nurse bees...

    After the brood is hatched, should the nurse bees go back to the rest of the hive and abandon the comb?
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    I made my TBH so that I could fit a medium frame...

    I made my TBH so that I could fit a medium frame in there. I wouldnt mind leaving them in there but there is bee space at the top of the frame and I have to keep a cover over the framed portion of...
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    I started my tbh with a nuc earlier this year and...

    I started my tbh with a nuc earlier this year and want to get the frames out and replace with bars. How do I go about doing this? The frames are full of brood.
    Thanks,
    Doug
  8. Thread: Got some Bees!

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    I will be back into the the hive either today or...

    I will be back into the the hive either today or tomorrow. I would like to start taking the nuc frames out of the hive and migrating the top bars in their place. Whats the best way to accomplish...
  9. Thread: Got some Bees!

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    Thanks Dennis. I went through the hive today and...

    Thanks Dennis. I went through the hive today and everything looks great. They are busy making new comb on my top bars and everything is, for the most part, straight. There was one peice of comb...
  10. Thread: Gallon Jugs

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    I often need gallon jugs for trying a new wine...

    I often need gallon jugs for trying a new wine recipe when I get some fruit. I dont really like to use plastic so I go to the recycling facility down the road and load the back of my pick up with 1...
  11. Thread: Got some Bees!

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    Okay, I finally got a nuc of bees from a fella...

    Okay, I finally got a nuc of bees from a fella that I met here on the forum. I have them in the first tbh that I built (19" bars, 8 1/2" deep, 44" long. I got them home and set the hive up late Wed...
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    Michael, The first hive that I built is very...

    Michael,
    The first hive that I built is very similar to the one that you have described above. It has a 19" bar and its about 9.5" deep and 44" long with straight sides. I have not been able to...
  13. Thread: New TBH

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    How do you do a shaken swarm?

    How do you do a shaken swarm?
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    I have a question: If you are using a tbh that...

    I have a question:
    If you are using a tbh that will not hold a regular lang frame, how do get your hive started with a nuc?
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    Hillbily, I would love one. I called the ag...

    Hillbily,
    I would love one. I called the ag extension agency here at UT and they have my name on the list to get swarms that folks call about. I guess they give the list to the 911 dispatchers as...
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    Hello everyone, I have wanted to get a hive of...

    Hello everyone,
    I have wanted to get a hive of bees for quite some time now but have yet to do it, 1. because my wife is scared that the kids would be attacked and killed by the bees, and 2. because...
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