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    Re: Huge traffic jam at front of hive

    My tbh has only one entrance open. 1" dia. I installed a caught swarm almost two weeks ago. They have built a wall of sorts that has closed the entrance to basically one bee at a time.

    Never seen...
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    Re: new swarm to top bar possible?

    I didn't feed them as they had honey. However, this is a second swarm I am talking about at this point. The first swarm I did use a board an type feeder inside the hive.
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    Re: new swarm to top bar possible?

    Maybe it's 40 liters. I watched outofbluesky video on YouTube for swarm traps. Made it like his.
    I had a mess. Bees moved in, my bars were 1 1/2" wide- too wide.... And no guides. Had to cut out...
  4. Thread: Unripe honey

    by Noahsoak
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    Re: Unripe honey

    PNW=Pacific Northwest. Maybe that's the problem. Too many bees and they wAnt to swarm. They backfill, soon I can't tell where is a brood nest, where is stores. Bacause they become intermixed. ...
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    Re: new swarm to top bar possible?

    [QUOTE=DavidZ;1402316]HI All,
    New here 1st question.

    I have a barn with bees, and this year I've been watching them closely hoping to catch them when they swarm. I bought a nuc trap, set it up,...
  6. Thread: Unripe honey

    by Noahsoak
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    Unripe honey

    Top bar hive. Feel like I'm beating a dead horse. Bees do not seem to be able to get honey ripe and capped. PNW area, maybe that's my answer. Lol. Have a two hives, one 38" long, the other 48"...
  7. Re: Top Bars, solid floor, mites, and powdered sugar

    I was contemplating mite away for spring, but sounds like a good way to kill bees. Ventilation problem as well.
  8. Re: Top Bars, solid floor, mites, and powdered sugar

    Is there any other treatment for varroa in tbh
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    Re: Where to place formic acid pads in TB?

    I am wanting to treat my tbh as well. I bought mite away strips, am being told by co. Not to use in tbh.
    I'm thinking if I opened up my bars and all entrances if I could use.

    How did it work for...
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    Re: TBH Management: How Do You Curb Swarming?

    [QUOTE=Adam Foster Collins;657521]Sure. And I've read your site on this subject and encourage others to do so if they haven't already. But that "frequent harvesting" is a pretty grey area,...
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    Re: TBH Management: How Do You Curb Swarming?

    You are asking very detailed questions! Exactly my thoughts and problems. I found the same thing last year, 2015, they were having trouble getting honey stores capped. I'm wondering if I had been...
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    Re: TBH ventilation problem

    This post is aged, but good news I am still swingin'

    Thnx for that link! Maybe I'm not understanding, but regarding creating environment to allow dehydration of nectar, is the key condensing the...
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    TBH ventilation problem

    Have two tbh, both with ventilation problem. Feed syrup late because there was very little feed source late summer last year. There was approx. 20+ bars of capped and uncapped honey. I didn't take...
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    Re: Dumb question supercedure/swarm cells...

    along those same lines. I found a queen cup at the bottom of the comb today, new hive - hived on 4/19th. top bar. I saw the cup at about bar 13. They have 26 bars available after I have opened up the...
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