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    Re: entry holes ? how many

    I don't know about holes but i know that my 8" long by 3/8" slot looks really busy on those warm sunny days.:cool:
  2. Thread: New TBH day 7

    by Brodes
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    Re: New TBH day 7

    Ok, so looking at the pictures it looks like your bees are favoring the side of your box where the observation window is, true? The reason that I asked is that in both of mine they have favored the...
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    Re: My girls have been busy

    Oh it looks like they just felt like having it around. It hasn't really grown in size since my last post but they still stick there heads in there as they are walking around so I don't know if there...
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    Re: My girls have been busy

    So no egg in the queen cell but I can see why they are thinking about it. They are fullly 20-30% behind the other hive in brood production. I removed the mason jars since it looked like they were...
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    Re: My girls have been busy

    Thanks everyone, I feel better now. I was waiting for them to wean themselves off of the sugar and they seem to be working their way to that point. It is supposed to be warm and sunny for the next...
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    Re: My girls have been busy

    The mason jars that I have been using for feed inside the hives may be crowding them a little though I know that they have three bars left to draw onto next to the entrance but I will move it back a...
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    My girls have been busy

    Hi there,
    New beek with two new packages of Italians installed on April 15. Everything seems to be going well in both hives with many similarities in the amount of comb drawn and in very much the...
  8. Thread: My Bees Left Me

    by Brodes
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    Re: My Bees Left Me

    What kind of wood did you use for the hive?
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    Re: First hive observations

    Thank you both. I will try to take some pictures the next time that I open it up.

    M
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    First hive observations

    So I installed two packages of bees into my hives last Friday evening. I have worked very hard to just observe them from about 10 feet away but have done evening checks on their sugar water thru the...
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    Re: Location of bar #1 in my TBH's

    Thank you jmgi,
    That was what I was curious about. Thanks for the help.

    M
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    Location of bar #1 in my TBH's

    Good day,

    I have decided to use an upper entrance on one end of the TBH's that I am building. The entrance is approximately 1.25" down from the frame of the cover.

    Do I need to have a set back...
  13. Thread: Top Bar Design

    by Brodes
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    Re: Top Bar Design

    So I understand the thought process in planning the size of the TBH so that supers can be added if desired in the future and seems like a shwred plan.

    If one is crafty enough and plans ahead...
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