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    Thanks MB! Tomorrow I will be adding an empty...

    Thanks MB! Tomorrow I will be adding an empty bar in the bood nest and proping the top open on the end that is opposite the enterance. I already have a 1/8" screen bottom like you suggested for...
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    I have a TBH that I built by using and slightly...

    I have a TBH that I built by using and slightly modifying Bee Wrangler's design. The girls have been in the new TBH for about 2 weeks now and have done very well. I have done some fairly frequent...
  3. Thread: Jumbo Combo Tbh

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    Thanks for sharing this information with us...

    Thanks for sharing this information with us Dennis. I intend to use it as a guide to make my TBH so that I can use standard Langs in it if I need to. Thanks again.
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    I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for...

    I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for taking the time to give me their input. And Thomas, what you have said has convincecd me to at least try a longer box at some point. It won't be this...
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    Thanks Dennis! Thank you, thank you, thank...

    Thanks Dennis! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I was begining to think I had lost my mind. The straight sided one is the one that I intend to build.

    Again, thank you so much!!
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    Thanks for the information guys. I didn't...

    Thanks for the information guys. I didn't realize that the Varroa mites were that big. I sure thought the were a lot smaller!

    Michael, I can still see the punctuation on the screen, but I can't...
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    In the past, I've just caught a few bees and/or...

    In the past, I've just caught a few bees and/or looked on the board underneath the screen to my hive and used a magnifying glass to see if I can find any Varroa mites. But, my eyes have gotten bad...
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    All of that makes sense Michael. From what I've...

    All of that makes sense Michael. From what I've seen of them in nature, they don't have enough room to cause them to have to "choose" which way to go. They usually have a limited amount of room to...
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    Thanks guys. I was afraid that the girls would...

    Thanks guys. I was afraid that the girls would make their colony the size they wanted it regardless of how much "extra" space you gave them.

    I got a copy of some plans that I intend to build my...
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    I've been doing a lot of reading about TBH's of...

    I've been doing a lot of reading about TBH's of all sorts and about long body hives as well. And, thanks to Michael Bush's information and encouragement, I've built a long body hive that accepts...
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    Hey blkcloud, I just noticed your post and...

    Hey blkcloud,

    I just noticed your post and thought I'd share with you what I found out. I live in West TN and have talked to our State Apiarist Gray Haun about Top Bar Hives. Though he has kept...
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    I'm sure both of you guys are right. I just...

    I'm sure both of you guys are right. I just thought they had a kind of "neat" look about them!

    beebiz
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    Hey All, Check out this link to a pic of some...

    Hey All,

    Check out this link to a pic of some Chinese hives:
    http://www.confluence.org/cn/all/n29e119/%70%69%63%32.jpg
    I found the link on another bee site and thought others might enjoy it. ...
  14. Thread: Sound Bites

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    How about: "Honey... From God's bees to your...

    How about:

    "Honey... From God's bees to your mouth!"

    With a graphic below it that shows a couple of "friendly" bees buzzing around a young, blond haired, blue eyed, freckled face boy who is...
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    Thanks for all the good advice. I will have a...

    Thanks for all the good advice. I will have a water source (bottom 18" or so of a plastic 55 gallon drum with floats in it to keep the bees from drowning) just a few feet away from the hive. And...
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    Hi All, I never thought about this until I...

    Hi All,

    I never thought about this until I read these posts, but I have a neighbor 2 houses down from me (roughly 1/4 mile) that raises coon dogs (gets $500 and up) and squirrel dogs. They don't...
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    Hi Guys, Came across some info about...

    Hi Guys,

    Came across some info about productivity in TBH's v Langs at Wyoming Wrangler's site and thought you might be interested. It supports the idea that as soon as the bees reach what they...
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    Michael, that definately sounds like bad news. ...

    Michael, that definately sounds like bad news. You've got me concerned now! If I go ahead and use the deeper hive and I have trouble with combs collapsing, wouldn't I be able to transfer the bees...
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    limulus, you say that you think that we need a...

    limulus, you say that you think that we need a little more caffeine, but what probably caused my goofs was TOO MUCH cafeine that day (more than 2 times what I normally have)! My brain was buzzing...
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    Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. I...

    Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. I must admit that Sasha's suggestion sounds like it would be the easiest. Isn't if funny how the simplest solutions are the ones that are hardest to see...
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    I just decided it best to get rid of this one!!

    I just decided it best to get rid of this one!!
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    Hi Patrick, Well, I was going to post a link...

    Hi Patrick,

    Well, I was going to post a link or two, but Michael beat me to it! LOL

    Here's what I meant to say the first time out:
    If you find a set of plans that you like but they are in...
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    I've posted here once before and everyone was...

    I've posted here once before and everyone was more than willing to help. I really appreciate it and am looking forward to the same this time!

    As I have said in another post, I plan on starting a...
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    Okay Phoenix... you got me! And, rather short is...

    Okay Phoenix... you got me! And, rather short is the list of people that have been able to say "Gottcha" to me!! You are now among those few, so I tip my hat to you and say, "congratulations!" But...
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    Well once again, I tender my sincere appreciation...

    Well once again, I tender my sincere appreciation for the information and advice. I also appreciate the friendly atmosphere of this forum. It kind of reminds me of another forum that I am a member...
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