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    Reusing dead hives

    I have three hives (two deep and one shallow super each) that didn't make it through the winter. I don't see signs of disease but the drawn comb is almost all empty so perhaps they starved to death?...
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    Re: Square TBH to install Nuc?

    No argument from me on that one. If, however, you start with packaged bees or a nuc, you will feed them or lose them. Letting them swarm and catching the swarm is more natural but doesn't make much...
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    Re: Square TBH to install Nuc?

    Why pay extra for nucs? Package bees are cheaper and I have had just as good luck with them as with nucs. A nuc is just a package of bees one month later. Successful feeding of syrup is what really...
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    Re: Square TBH to install Nuc?

    It sounds interesting. Looked at from the front, your hive must be rectangular (roughly 19" wide if you can hang a Lang frame in it). This means a significant departure from the traditional KTBH,...
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    Re: Square TBH to install Nuc?

    Do you use and re-use foundation or just the frames?
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    Re: Square TBH to install Nuc?

    The dimensions of hive boxes aren't arbitrary. A square hive able to take a Lang frame would be quite a bit larger than a Lang box and much larger than a Warre box. Bees could have seriousl problems...
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