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    Re: Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    I chose to use 1 1/2" bars instead of the recommended "critical" dimensions of 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" because I did not have a way to but them down to size. I also didn't think that 1/8" would make much...
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    Re: Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    Of forgot to tell you that I only have one size of top-bar, which is 1 1/2". The bees have not seemed to object thus far. However, you certainly have to manage the comb pretty closely, especially...
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    Re: Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    Jen,

    I decided the hives should have top entrances, or at least entrances on one side, vice the middle. I plugged the three center holes well after sunset and then opened the new top entrance...
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    Re: Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    Collen,

    Thanks for the reply. I ended up migrating the colonies to top entrances shortly after my original post. It took the bees about three weeks to quit flying to the original entrance holes...
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    New hive and queen cups/swarm cells

    I am a new beek and I started two hives 5 weeks ago. Everything has been going fine, until today. I inspected them today and found that one hive has several queen cups. The cups are not frosted, nor...
  6. Re: 2nd Year Beek - 1st Year with a KTBH - Just Saying HI!

    Glad to see you got back with the bees. As for divorces, I can relate. Enjoy life! I, like you have wanted to keep bees for years and years. I built two KTBH a couple of months ago and started my...
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    Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    I am a new beekeeper (3 weeks into it) and have two top-bar hives that I build using Phil Chandler's design. The entrance is three holes in the center of the hive. Everything is going great. I have...
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