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  1. Thread: 12 nucs

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    Re: 12 nucs

    Awesome set up and leap of faith...wish I had the space. Keep us posted!
  2. Re: Please HELP! I just destroyed my 1 week old hive with trying to fix cross comb

    First year as a top bar beek...I had a lot of luck by putting almost full (triangle shaped) foundation on bars 1 and 3 with a queen cage release between 2 and 3. Worked out, 10 straight frames today,...
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    I have 30 seeds I need to sprout, behind schedule...sounds like I should of held out for saplings...I did plant 1 1/2 pounds of sun chokes, so there should be some dearth help there...
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    Re: A first time top bar bee keeper from IA

    Welcome! I'm going to tag along for the ride here...I just stocked my first tbh on the 17th:popcorn:
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    Re: Learned a few things really fast

    Thanks vtx, i'm going to keep track as a 'just in case' for next year.
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    Re: Painting boxes

    I did my top bar hive with deck stain, just the outside and the edges...I'd post a pic but my ipad doesn't cooperate with forums/pics. I used home depots house brand...Says that it is good for 6...
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    Re: Learned a few things really fast

    Hey nhoyt, Im in Easthampton - very jealous you have package bees already. Mine delayed till mid/late may. May I ask where you got yours?
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    Re: Package bees delayed!

    Better Bee takes deliveries from two apiaries in Georgia. They told me last week mid to late May as well. Just eager to get going...
  9. Re: My first Top Bar hive in North Pole Alaska! could use some advice.

    That is the most thorough unpacking of bees I've seen. lol, guess I'm lazy, I only give them one shake then let the rest march in.

    Are you going to keep the hive under shelter (where it is)...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive size envy

    Sorry for the length between posts...a lot of family illness...Pat, loved the bee rescue vid. Still excited to give it a shot here in Mass...I did go ahead and combine my two hives into a four footer...
  11. Re: How many entrances for my hive - possible lazy solution

    I agree that was neat
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    They are looking great. Still waiting on my package for my tbh :(
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    I don't know if you are resting the hive on blocks, or legs. If on legs I reccomend putting the 'feet' into cans or old margerine tubs with an inch or two of oil in them. I've had luck with that in...
  14. Re: How many entrances for my hive - possible lazy solution

    Me too...
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    Re: Advice desperately needed

    Knowing my neighbors I understand her concern. One Arfican bee special on Discovery can ruin a neighborhood. I wish I was closer than Massachusetts, I'd take them. I agree with Sidetrack - Craigslist...
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    Re: A question about top bar starter strips

    Thanks Shannon. I was actually playing with idea of almost going full frame 4.9 foundation on the first five bars, so that all of the early brood would be small cell, kind of forcing the issue...
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    Re: A question about top bar starter strips

    I was thinking of starting my package bees on large pieces of 4.9 foundation strips, just in the brood area, say first five bars to get them started towards small cell regression that much faster...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive size envy

    I understand that a swarming hive is a healthy hive, and I've been seriously lamenting all those squished queens from my youth - that is a rant for another time. Even though I have some experience I...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive size envy

    Thanks Everyone, appreciate the fast feedback. I will hold on to them, probably as starters for my packages, then as nucs/swarm traps.




    as far as the plans, we paid cash for the hardcopies. I...
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    Golden Mean Hive size envy

    I am getting into tbh keeping after a long layoff from langstroth hives. A friend and I are going in together and he had his heart set on the Golden Mean hive, which I have to admit has a great sales...
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    Poll: Re: Winter moisture remedy?

    Thanks everyone. I guess it was one of those late night ideas that wasn't so hot! Hadn't heard of quilt boxes, something to research today. Thanks again.
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    Poll: Winter moisture remedy?

    Has anyone considered or actually used silica packets on the top of the inner cover to trap winter moisture? Amazon carries some large ones, 3"...
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