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  1. Thread: Planting

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    Re: Planting

    I have White Dutch clover that usually blooms the same time as the Tulip Poplar and the bees will work the Poplar first.
    I have found that they work what they prefer so if you have multiple sources...
  2. Thread: cookin'

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    Re: cookin'

    Dan,
    I'm on the other side of GA and mine are the same, with the lid propped open and in late afternoon shade. I agree with you about the foragers but I only have a few SHB. Not to worry tho, cool...
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    Poll: Re: SouthEast US Package/Nuc Failures

    I think this package originally came from Rossman Apairies.

    nwgabeeman
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    Poll: Re: SouthEast US Package/Nuc Failures

    For What it's worth.
    I bought a Package in Early April.
    After the install I noticed several SHB left in the cage. 2 weeks after the install I could not find the Queen. 3 Weeks after the install I...
  5. Thread: pollination

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    Re: pollination

    The flower looks like Henbit.
    A good early source of pollen and nectar in NW Georgia.
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    Re: Maybe a fix for SHB!!!

    Yes, definitely keep us informed. And thanks for this news.

    nwgabeeman
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    Re: ID these flowers?

    I have the spiderwort also.

    My bees are on them early in the mornng.
    Evidently the blooms are new each day.

    nwgabeeman
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle

    Just a note.

    The first time I saw the SHB they were hiding in the groove of the bottom bar of a frame. I soon learned that they will hide in any groove or hole they can fit in. Doesn't matter if...
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    Logan, Next time get Package bees. I didn't...

    Logan,

    Next time get Package bees. I didn't know either and thought a Nuc would be easier. Wrong Choice for a KTBH. And after doing cutouts I think
    a package install will be no problem.
    Being a...
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    Coon, I have found it to be a "Take Off" board...

    Coon,

    I have found it to be a "Take Off" board as much as a Landing board.

    Mine is about 2"

    nwgabeeman
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    dixiedogger, here in NW Ga we have privet...

    dixiedogger,

    here in NW Ga we have privet blooming to beat the band, you can't go outside without smelling it. Right now Tulip Poplar is the big thing but there are some bees on the privet. It...
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    Michael, I made the frames to fit the Top Bar...

    Michael,

    I made the frames to fit the Top Bar and did the cutouts. Surprisingly the bees didn't get all that excited about the disturbance.
    Evidently they were ready for more room. Before they...
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    Hi All, I tried Aram's method of making...

    Hi All,

    I tried Aram's method of making "Wedge" Top Bars. Works like a charm.
    Thanks Again,

    nwgabeeman.
  14. I've read that "crawling" is a sign of Trachael...

    I've read that "crawling" is a sign of Trachael mites". Could this be a possibility?

    Thanks.

    nwgabeeman
  15. Hey everyone, what about 2 weeks after an...

    Hey everyone,

    what about 2 weeks after an install from a nuc.

    I noticed yesterday "morning only" about 20-30 bees dead on the ground
    with a few trying to leave the hive but couldn't fly. I...
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    Aram, Thanks for the pictures and detailed...

    Aram,

    Thanks for the pictures and detailed instructions. Currently my top bars use a starter strip but I like the wedge bar idea better, it would certainly eliminate a weak point as the bees can...
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    Hello from North West GA. I'm all the way up...

    Hello from North West GA.

    I'm all the way up near Tennessee and I have just started with 1 Top Bar Hive. Welcome to the forum.

    nwgabeeman
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    DaggerD, How well are the bees moving past the...

    DaggerD,

    How well are the bees moving past the nuc frames to your top bars?
    And I too am curious about how you made your wedge top bars.

    nwgabeeman
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    Michael, Thanks for you response. I guess I...

    Michael,

    Thanks for you response. I guess I have some frames to build.

    My plan for the nuc was to already have brood on frames and get a jump start on buildup. My hive is a Kenyan type so of...
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    Starting a TBH from a Nuc.

    I'm sure I've missed this information somewhere but,

    As a newbie I started a tbh from a 3 frame NUC.
    My question is: what is the best orientation of the frames and top bars? I was advised to put...
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    BWrangler, Sorry to hear that you are switching...

    BWrangler,
    Sorry to hear that you are switching back to Langstroth equipment.
    If you had tbh hives on a trailer could you simply move the trailer with hives in place and have a portable bee yard? ...
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    hello, Being another beeginner I can see there...

    hello,

    Being another beeginner I can see there is a lot to learn and this forum seems to very informative.
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    Hello, Glad to meet another newbie.

    Hello,
    Glad to meet another newbie.
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    Newbie from Georgia

    Hello everyone,
    I am a first time beekeeper in Northwest Georgia.
    Due to the current economic times I am unemployed and decided to build a Top Bar Hive. The cost was trivial and the experience was...
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