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  1. Thread: Why?

    by crazy hivan
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    Re: Why?

    I think as a hobbiest maximum honey production isn't my goal. I find bees facinating and just enjoy working with them. Kind of strange no? But anyway a top bar/horizontal hive is just one more way to...
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    Re: Ya Think It Would Work?

    My long top bar hive has the dimensions of medium lang and is 33 bars. Bee do just fine. If you plan on running normal frames should be fine, if top bar a deep may be tad tall for the heat.
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    Re: Bjorn Apiaries - Russian Bees

    I mainly lurk here and other forums but Bjorn has always struck me as a straight shooter. The only reason I de-lurked here is I use to live in Delaware. One thing I think he's right about is some of...
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    Re: Another "What kind of bee" question

    Too Funny, I was coming here to ask this question. These little bees are working my sunflowers also, I think for pollen. To my old eyes they look like a honey bee but about half the size.
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    Re: Aggressive Bee Yard, Any Advice

    Good advice so far. But I have to ask about the distance. They are coming at you when you are 100 yards (lenght of a football field) away? Thats Hot!! Reason I am asking is if this distance is...
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    Here is a Pic of my old one. I made it by...

    Here is a Pic of my old one. I made it by notching out a couple of 4X4's. and bolting them together. This Time I think I will just use 1-by Pine boards. The top bars I made by ripping down 2X4's
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    Time for another TBH

    I moved to Texas last spring from Maryland, and with moving in and all didn't have any Bees last year. When I moved, with a tear in my eye, I gave away my TBH of russian's to a lady. She was real...
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    Sorry about your hives. Hornet swatting is my...

    Sorry about your hives. Hornet swatting is my favorite afternoon pastime. About the 3rd week of July I started open feeding my TBH, soon the hornets started showing up for there fill. I did notice...
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    Nice Hive, I like the color. Good Luck with it. ...

    Nice Hive, I like the color. Good Luck with it.

    Stu
  10. I started open feeding about a week ago. Iam...

    I started open feeding about a week ago. Iam feeding the neiborhood though. Just watched them for about a 1/2 hour in addition to the bees theres a few wasps a couple of flys and even a june bug were...
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    Nice Picture puts it in perspective Stu

    Nice Picture puts it in perspective

    Stu
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    Glad to hear that the amount of bearding doesn't...

    Glad to hear that the amount of bearding doesn't seem abnormal. I was worried about that big clump of bees under the top cover. I figured that as hot as it's been the bees would want to spread out,...
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    Heavy bearding

    I'm use to them bearding alittle but have never seen them this thick or hanging together. was about 7:30 PM. was very hot today about the mid 90's. Also started to open feed them a couple of days...
  14. I think I'm going to try this. It seems no matter...

    I think I'm going to try this. It seems no matter what I do I end up smashing alot of bees. Also closing the bars together some of the bees just crawl up instead of back in to hive, Im figuring there...
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    Is this queen a bum

    Two weeks ago installed a package of Russians, On the first inspection just checked to make sure they released the queen and were building comb correct on the bars which they had on both counts. Did...
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    I just used popsikle sticks I stole from wife....

    I just used popsikle sticks I stole from wife. Bees dont seem to mind

    http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/705/2951169670055760662S200x200Q85.jpg

    stu
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    I have always had bad luck, hence was shocked...

    I have always had bad luck, hence was shocked when found my bees following the comb guides. But I had already build 5 swarm ketcher frames and 5 of the dowl frames. Of course if I had not built them...
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    Poll: 1. straight sided. 2. top bars are 19" lenght...

    1. straight sided.

    2. top bars are 19" lenght same a lang.

    3. 1 3/8 " wide

    4. ID lenght of hive is 42" ( 30 Top Bars )

    5. Depth of hive is 7"
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    >A "traditional" type of northern Europe/German...

    >A "traditional" type of northern Europe/German hive.

    I couldn't understand the German but I have been kicking around the idea of making a "Tall" hive for my next Crazy Hive project. Looks like...
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    I have only kinda of tried this once. I found...

    I have only kinda of tried this once. I found some bees hitting a bird bath with water. In my limited experiance I think a water source might bee the best because I,m assuming that bees are filling...
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    Thanks everyone for clarififcation. My plan was...

    Thanks everyone for clarififcation.
    My plan was to make about 5 or so of these frame for use as need in a 30 bar TBH Im starting in the spring. My worry on placing serveral of these next to each...
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    Hello, Started to make some of these frames...

    Hello,

    Started to make some of these frames for if/when
    the hive comb starts to go off line for TBH. I built the frame to the plans on this site as my TBH would fit lang frames. After I made one...
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    Hello, Im thinking about drilling a or several...

    Hello,

    Im thinking about drilling a or several 1/4" hole in the side of my TBH box. Then insert 1/4" OD copper tube through the hole. outside connect rubber tube and run to syrup bottle hung...
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    On the Name plate in lower right corner of motor...

    On the Name plate in lower right corner of motor it shows how internal wiring of motor should be for either 115 or 230 volts. If look at the plug in picture can see rating on face is 20 amps at 250...
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    >>is this thing in a treehouse?? LOL! I...

    >>is this thing in a treehouse??

    LOL! I guess it does look like this.
    But its a deck, my back yard does have a big vertical rise. The house you see is my neighbors, but from deck can see over...
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