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    Re: Langstroth super on a TBH?

    I can't speak about a real top bar hive, but I have horizontal hives with about 40 frames in them and I use medium frames and it works just like a top bar hive with the exception that I don't have to...
  2. Re: How to split Dadant hive colony into KTBH

    If it were me, I would wait until it appeared that they were going to swarm (queen cells along the bottom of the frames (assuming you are using the frames which came with the hives), take out the...
  3. Re: Day 50: My TBH box is 90% full... I don't know what to do.

    mrobinson is right. Feeding sugar water is a two edged sword. I have taken Michael's advice and if I feed, it is honey. I keep a supply on hand just in case I need to feed a hive. I had to take...
  4. Re: Is it a bad idea to inspect a hive while the bees are bearding?

    Murphy's law is always around, and just when you least expect it, your usually calm, laid back bees will surprise you, especially if you are not wearing a veil, smoker left in the truck, and if you...
  5. Re: Day 50: My TBH box is 90% full... I don't know what to do.

    This is why I decided on using medium frames in a 4 ft long horizontal hive. In case of emergencies I can always move things around, or make a langstroth hive is necessary. After talking to Michael...
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    Re: Langstroth super on a TBH?

    In april, I had 3 way bypass surgery and was unable to watch my hives, and I had several hives swarm and lost two large nucs, and my problem was what to do with the supers, and like Michael Bush, I...
  7. Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    That is what I do, but some folks either don't have the steady hands or keen eyes or just don't like handling the grafting tools. This is just a way around handling the tools. I use the one from...
  8. Re: What does it mean a frame with 'Kato Kaelin'?

    You need to live in the UK for a while to understand them sometimes. He is referring to "Pale Comb", some UK beekeepers (at least some that I talked to) believe that the queen prefers newer comb,...
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