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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Thanks Dan! I've decided that I want to keep this a small operation, so I'm not going to split or nuc or any of that stuff. I'm just going to pull out a couple of full honey combs, add a few empty...
  2. Re: Rate of growth in the northwest, bad year so far or just a bad beekeeper?

    I was actually getting ready to post the opposite question. I'm a new beekeeper with a top bar hive, started by a swarm in early May. My box (golden mean, 28in long) is almost full. I'm going to...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    I like the idea of water, but I heard that's not good for the honey...? So unless I'm sure it's all capped, I could just make a giant mess...?

    I also agree with your theory. It seems like they...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    AkDan- As a first timer, I'm not even sure what it means to do a split or start some nucs. :) I just thought this would be simple, backyard beekeeping.... I've decided that the heatwave in Colorado...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    I have a golden mean hive, 28 ” L x 18” W x 10” H. I'm telling you--they are going to town. I checked last night and they are working on the initial foundation for the last bar.

    Thanks for...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Tom- Thanks for the feedback. I'm totally new and I really had no idea how to save the comb. In retrospect, I probably could have done something to reattach it, but honestly, I feel like I have too...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Thanks for clarifying. I am pretty sure you are right--the first curved comb is in an area where there wasn't spacers because I thought they were still building brood. Now, I'm pretty sure they...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Thanks Delta. I'm not sure I completely understand what you are saying. Are you saying that cross comb means that it's more perpendicular, and mine is just curving comb? I had a thought that it...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Thanks Steve. I like your suggestion of just taking the honey comb and letting them start again with a clean, straight surface (once I get in my new location and make sure I'm level). I'm also...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Thanks--I watched your video earlier today and was thankful that I'm not THAT crooked! :) I'm just trying to get up the guts to do what you did, or come to terms with the fact that I'm going to be a...
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    Re: Cross comb issues

    Thanks for the reply! I wish I could draw a picture for you... I'll do my best to describe it. My top bar hive has peaks for them to build from. They seem to be starting the comb on one bar, then...
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    Cross comb issues

    I've been reading the previous posts regarding cross comb, but I'm still not really sure what to do. I'm brand new and started this from a swarm, so I'm totally relying on reading blogs, watching...
  13. Re: Did I lose my queen and other newbie questions?

    Thanks Colleen and Keefis- I went into the hive last night. Quite and adventure--I don't smoke my bees so it's always an adventure!

    The good news is that I found a ton of recently laid eggs and...
  14. Did I lose my queen and other newbie questions?

    Hi- I'm a new bee guardian and I'm trying to figure out what's happening with my hive. Maybe it's completely normal, but I feel like something is off.

    Here's a little timeline for you...please...
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    Top Bar newbie from Denver

    Hi everyone- I'm a new bee guardian from Denver with a Golden Mean top bar hive from Backyard Hives. I got my swarm on May 4th and I'm excited about the whole process. I'm looking for others who...
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