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    Re: Top bar top feeder

    Do you think you could post the dimensions to that feeder or maybe the plans. I have been looking for a feeder like this for my two TBH's.
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    Re: Checkerboarding in a Top Bar Hive

    Michael,

    When expanding the brood nest is it better to put an empty bar in between two bars of brood? So it would be BBEBB.
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    Re: Honey or Syrup?

    I guess the only reason I'm asking is because the color of it. I have see there stored syrup before and it was much clearer than what is in this comb.
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    Honey or Syrup?

    I wanted to get everyones opinion on whether this looks like honey or sugar syrup in this picture. I have been feeding them 1:1 since I have hived them on 12 april. However, in the last few days...
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    Re: Howdy from Chicken, Alaska !

    Welcome, I started my first top bar hive here in fairbanks on the 13th.
  6. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    Yes it was a pretty thorough unpacking probably because the temperature at the time was in the low forties and it would have been two cold for the bees still inside the package to fly into the hive....
  7. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    Yes this is the neighbor with the three langstroth hives. He is very good with helping me out. He has no experience with top bar hives so he is learning right along with me.
  8. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    You should be able to view the video now.
  9. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    Colleen,
    How much syrup do you put a tablespoon of cider vinegar in to?
  10. Re: How many entrances for my hive - possible lazy solution

    That is pretty cool.
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    Re: Hello from North Pole Alaska!!

    Dagwoodz, your right the deep south is much different lol. Except the past couple of days it has been colder here in fort polk than it has been in north pole. Im at fort polk unti the end of this...
  12. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    Makes sense thanks.
  13. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. What im gathering is it is normal for the bees to cluster on one side. Also its more important to keep the syrup warm than it is to keep the bees warm.

    Mike,...
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    First hive in north pole Alaska

    I posted this thread in the top bar forum and figured I would share the link here to get everyones thoughts who frequent this forum. Thanks everyone. Here is the correct link to the thread
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  15. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    Here is a link to my neighbor installing the bees. I was out of town and couldnt do it myself .

    https://youtu.be/I8z0A0CeS2c
  16. My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    I am a new beek and I just installed my 4# package of carnies on the 13th. I checked the hive today and it looks like they got the queen out of the cage and are clustered on the left side of the...
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    Re: beekeeping in southeast alaska

    Welcome, I'm located up here in North Pole/ Fairbanks and our climate is much different than yours. This will be my first year as well and will be learning how to keep bee's in Alaska. I ordered...
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    Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome
  19. Re: Hello From Ft. Drum, NY/ North Pole, AK

    Hello, I am going to start my first hive this spring up here in North Pole. When you get here in July let me know so we can link up. I'll also try to keep you posted on my endeavour.
  20. Re: Greetings from Clinton, Utah... Researching Beehive heating/warming

    Thanks for the link to your website. It would be a game changer if your device could work for our extreme temps.
  21. Re: Greetings from Clinton, Utah... Researching Beehive heating/warming

    Warmbees, what type of heating device are you using? I have been giving alot of thought about external heat for my bees as well. Living in the Interior of alaska we have winter 8 months out of the...
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    Re: New Beek here

    Delta, everyone that I have talked to who keeps bees here bring in new packages every spring because it is very difficult to get the bees thru the winter. However, there are a few that do winter...
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    Re: New Beek here

    Thanks for the link, I had actually found this link myself and agree the design makes sense for my neck of the woods. I will probably start building it next weekend.
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    Re: Hello from North Pole Alaska!!

    Ray, thanks I will definitely be looking for him in these forums.
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    New Beek here

    Hello guys,

    I am starting my first hive this spring in a TBH that I built and was wondering if there was anyone else here who is or has kept bees using a TBH in Alaska. If so feel free to give me...
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