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    Re: Quick & Easy Crush & Strain

    What kind of filter did you use?
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with laying worker?

    Good advice robherc. I'll have to work on supering these hives. I'm just not handy :(
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with laying worker?

    Yes, thanks. I did rearrange some bars earlier this spring. Gonna have to get serious about it!
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with laying worker?

    I just checked on the hive with the intent to check for larvae, didn't see any, but saw a closed queen cell and then saw it swarmed again!! This swarm is in the grass, I don't have another hive, so...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with laying worker?

    Thanks all. I haven't been back in the hive d/t cold weather. No snow here , but our local ski resort got 23 inches and opened today! Will keep you posted on the hive. I'm pretty sure I saw a...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive with laying worker?

    To tell you the truth I'm not sure if it is drone brood in drone cells. How can I tell? It swarmed on Weds. At least I'm reasonably sure it was this hive-I have two others. Can you clarify...
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    Top Bar Hive with laying worker?

    This hive has beaucoup drones and drone brood. I haven't found a queen, but I'm not usually good at that anyway. I looked very carefully for eggs yesterday and found none, but saw some uncapped...
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    Re: Custom Wood Kits

    I have three Custom TBH's going strong.


    Joey, call me, new phone, lost your number, miss talking to you about the bees!

    Carrie
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    Penn & Teller The Bee Trick

    Not for bee lovers only:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAVEJPx1SoM&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Who sells a good top bar hive?

    I got mine from www.customwoodkits.com . Joey has a base model, website, and is always at the other end of the phone for questions. I have kept mine for 3 years now, started with one, split one,...
  11. Re: Just Built my First Top Bar Hive in North GA

    My mentor Joey is in Ga, has top bar hives. See
    http://www.customwoodkits.com/ . I have gone from one hive to three with no chemicals or treatments. I havent fed in the last two years. I...
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    Re: wintering tbh

    I am happy with my method of wintering top bar hives. All year long, I have some type of cover or lid on to protect the top wood from getting wet. First I put on some foam insulation, then an old...
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    I like to keep it simple. I put an old enameled steel table top on two of my hives and old corrugated. fiberglass roofing on the other one, then a bale of hay to prevent condensation in the hive,...
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    Re: Removing Excess Winter Honey

    I have not fed my bees at all, and no treatment and all three are teeming with honey, bees, brood and eggs. I took some bars last year, but just harvested two large full honey combs, great honey. ...
  15. Three TBH alive and healthy and bringing in pollen today in W. PA

    My three hives are very active today. I work night shift so I was really surprised to wake up to a warm sunny day and really surprised to see the bees bringing in pollen already here near Pgh. I...
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    Re: Where's spring?

    My three top bar hives alive and healthy and bringing in pollen today here in Western Pa. Not spring yet, but a beautiful sight nevertheless. :D
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    Re: Anyone in Minnesota Using the TBH?

    I use bales of hay on top of my hives, and each side for a windbreak. They are covered with plastic bags to keep them dry. Works very well for me.
    I just got my dtr a hive; she lives in Mendota...
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    Re: Anyone in Georgia using TBHs?

    My mentor Joey Teems keeps, makes and sells TBH from Elijay, GA. See his site at www.customwoodkits.com..... I have three here in Pa, started from one, made a split and then it swarmed and voila...
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    Re: Top Bar Winterizing

    I have a question, why would it be dangerous to have the cluster in the middle? I assume to prevent it from becoming honey bound or working one way and starving because they went the wrong way? ...
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    Re: Custom Wood Kits

    Joey has been a great mentor and has been very reliable. I wouldn't be a beekeeper without him. I felt that his association with Gary (username MIKI) would be damaging, but Joey had faith in him. ...
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    Re: Queenless with laying workers

    Is a queenless hive cranky? My mother hive after a split and moved to a new location is spilling out with bees, every bar has been drawn with comb, lots of drone cells, lots of uncapped honey,...
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    Re: Time To Move

    Some bees are more docile than other. How far do you have to move them?

    Do you have access to a p/u truck?
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    Re: Time To Move

    Did the kids get stung on their feet? Just curious, I always was getting stung in my paps yard, that was 45 years ago, we didn't think anything of it, and there werent any hives.....
    I just moved...
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    Split and moved my top bar hive

    My overwintered first year top bar hive was thriving, so I decided to split it, and our weather has been fantastic since early March. I made the split and moved the mother hive to a new location on...
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    Poll: Re: Smoke or not to smoke? This is the ?

    I split my top bar hive yesterday. I lit the smoker for the very first time, just in case, but the bees were very docile but it was not needed. I used it mostly because it was my bf's mother ...
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