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    Re: Installed my 1st package wednesday.

    Here is a thread where some other folks told me to give the package a good whack to get them in the hive:...
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    Re: Installed my 1st package wednesday.

    Hi Knot wiring glad your install went well. I had the same problem last year a cluster of bees wouldn't leave the package box. I put the box down in front of my hive and waited 2 days and was worried...
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    Re: New to beekeeping

    Welcome to beesource Katie this is a great place to ask questions. I agree with the others to not close the entrance. For one thing when you dump those bees in there will be hundreds flying around in...
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    Re: Wintering a Top Bar Hive

    My one TBH with a viewing window made it through the winter fine. We are probably a bit cooler than Raleigh climate wise. I looked in the window a lot over the winter (every 2 or 3 days) to check on...
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    Re: Snake Repellent

    Bee careful about Guinea fowl they are loud. I got 4 of them for tick control purposes. At first they first stayed in the coop with my chickens but now they insist on staying on top of my air...
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    Re: Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    I use top entrance at one end I really like it. My top bars are the same length as a lang top bar and I found that a lang entrance reducer fits right on top of my hive as if it were another top bar...
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    Re: Help buying a Top Bar Hive

    I built the hive Michael linked to here last year:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beestopbarhives.htm

    Very simple to make the hive body the time consuming part was making all the top bars I just used 1...
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    Re: How Much Space?

    I had a window in my TBH which made watching for straight comb possible early on without disturbing them which was really helpful. I didn't open the window for the fist 3 days but checked every day...
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    Re: Atwoods Farm and Ranch Supply

    My problem with learning totally on the internet and books is that beekeeping is local and what advice you see on the internet usually is not factoring in your area. I kinda wish there was...
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    Empty Hive Swarm Trap Entrance Size

    Hi I have a couple of swarm traps made for this spring but I have an empty 10 frame deep I wanted to bait with some old brood comb and LG oil. If I did this what size entrance reducer would I put on...
  11. Thread: Swarm

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    Re: Swarm

    In my case last year I had a hive with lots of room but the bees stopped drawing out comb. There was a population explosion by summer the bees backfilled the brood nest with nectar. There were tons...
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    Re: Building up single deeps

    So put on a medium above a shim with a top entrance? Do you close off the bottom? MsBeHaven thanks not trying to hijack I had the same questions.
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    I have been told that vegans will eat honey from China since it isn't really honey
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    Re: are swarm traps part of swarm mangement?

    Swarm traps for your own hives I think are a crap shoot if your bees swarm chances are they won't go to one of your traps (didn't work for me). What is more likely I think is a swarm from somewhere...
  15. Re: Already ordered a nuc for spring, but now in love with top bar hives...

    I agree with trying both a lang and a top bar so keep your nuc and get a package also. I started last year with a single package i put in a top bar hive. I now wish I had bought a nuc for my lang...
  16. Re: New Beekeeper Looking for Information on TBH's in Central Illinois

    I built the one pictured in Michael's link at the top this time last year and it served me well. I did add a window and so glad I did I would highly recommend it as I have learned so much. With the...
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    Re: Packages or 3 frame nucs?

    Hey e-spice can you PM me? I live in Knoxville (well close) and I know of someone that has 5 frame deep nucs for sale at pretty much the same price this spring. I think I know your 3 frame nuc source...
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    Re: Apiary Location/Stand Question

    Here is my TBH and Lang sharing a stand in hilly East TN. I just leveled the ground a bit on this flattish spot threw cinder blocks down and layed some scrap wood across it.
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    I think it depends on your area. In East TN most folks use only single deeps and mediums according to folks in my club but I am sure there are some that use doubles though it seems to be the...
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    He doesn't have legs on his (neither do I) here are some pics of his:

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    I just set mine on a hive stand I made that I also have a lang on.
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    Wyatt Magnum operates a migratory TBH operation.
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    I started with a TBH this spring. Reasons were it interested me, I could utilize a viewing window, and it was cheap to build. I did learn a lot it was like drinking from a fire hose though. I still...
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    Re: An opportunity

    I am a beekeeper and have spent much of my free time over the last 7 years hiking every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near TN/NC. I was convinced there were no feral bees up there...
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Janne I was going to make some sugar bricks then going to suspend it from a top bar or two over the winter by wrapping it in some cheese cloth and stapling to the bar (like an improvised sling) or...
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