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  1. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    stan.vick wrote "He was nice but very skeptical and told me that Ga. law requires that I treat them before offering them for sale ."

    I have been in one meeting and heard the Ga inspector speak. I...
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    Bee Vac from Lowes

    Lowes has a shop vac motor that fits on a five gallon bucket. (Shop-Vac Shop Vacuum Item #: 49940 | Model #: 6004511). It is a 6.5 amp motor. It does have good reviews on lowes' website. My...
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    Re: My first hives!

    I like my entrance on the side. It allows better air circulation and is protected from rain. I used four 1" holes. I chose to place my entrance about three or four bar width from one end. This...
  4. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    Wow, there have been a lot of post for such a young forum.

    I am a member of a young bee club. It is only two years old and most members are new to beekeeping with only a few long-term keepers. ...
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    Re: TBH keeps in nh or ma?

    I don not know that my experience is relevant as I am in south GA.,but mine are doing great. I had to move them to a new location a few weeks back and they still seem to being doing great and we are...
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    Re: My first hives!

    Cub when and where will you be getting your bees?
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    Re: My first hives!

    That is interesting on screen bottoms. I have two and have never had any problems. It maybe the problem was not the screened bottom, but how the package was installed. It needs to be done slightly...
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    Re: Starting a brand new top bar hive

    Steven those are very neatly constructed hives and good photos. Are those two and three foot hives?
  9. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Well Doug I do envy you. I would love to have a reason to return to Africa even if was only short term. I enjoyed my six years in West Africa.
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    Re: Starting a brand new top bar hive

    yes you do need to feed them to get them started or at least it is best to do so. I also cut a slot in the back follower board for a broadman feeder. Get it all set up before you get the bees. ...
  11. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Doug, good luck in S.S. I understand things are not very stable at the moment. What is taking you there?
    Calvin
  12. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    [QUOTE=DougOfTheNile;896168]

    I'm hoping the polypropylene coveralls, nitrile gloves and bucket-hat bug net, plus duct tape, will work for the time being.

    The immediate plan is to acquire some...
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    Re: brood to honey

    I also made the two different size bars and put both sizes in my hive, however, I can not see that the bees are following the plan. They seem to put the brood on any bar indiscriminate of the bar's...
  14. Re: Unorganized hive and capped queen cells in September?

    ilivetobealive, I have a question. When you first began your three TBH's did you fill each TBH with top bars or did you use a follower board to begin in a small section of the hive and progressively...
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    Re: What bees do?

    Hi Mike.
    As no one better qualified has responded to your post, I will see if I can.

    Question: is that a reasonable description of what occurs?
    Yes, at least it worked for me. (My first year,...
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    Re: Is this enough honey & how do I feed

    "The comb is beautiful. Is it normal to have so much without anything in them?" Yes your bees are building beautiful straight comb. You have several virgin combs (no foot prints). This is my first...
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    Re: Bearding on front of TBH

    I have my first hive which is a top bar. It has been doing well, however, the last three or four weeks there are a lot of bees hanging out on the outside of the hive especially on the screened...
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