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    Re: How often should we be opening the hive?

    No need to be sorry we like being out there and working with them I just didn't want to hurt anything.
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    How often should we be opening the hive?

    My daughter and love working with the hive, and we have been in it 4 times the last two weeks. we don't open it unless the temp is over 50 degrees. but now that we know that things are well and how...
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    Re: Our new hive and bees

    What surprises me is the complete lack of fear my daughter has when dealing with the bees. She has been stung before playing in the yard. I am very proud of her.
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    Re: Our new hive and bees

    Well the top bars work similar to the frames in a lang, but there are no sides. The bees build the comb to the shape of the hive, but without sides on the bars you have be careful how to twist and...
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    Our new hive and bees

    so we got our bees last Monday an installed them in the hive. This is the hive my daughter and I built, as well as some other pictures. We had comb 2 days after install....
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    Bees coming May 3rd..I have a question

    How many bars do I give them at first. I understand that they need a smaller space to start in so they can keep it warm enough. And do I give them brood and honey bars? or just brood to start with....
  7. Thread: hello from nh

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    Re: hello from nh

    Hi Charlie:

    I'm in southern NH as well (hillsboro), a good resource is NH Honeybee (http://www.nhhoneybee.com/). He is sold out of bees right now but he might be able to steer you in the...
  8. Re: Top Bar Hives 4 days after installing packages.

    Nice pictures we get out bees on may 3rd and we can't wait.
  9. Thread: Disaster

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    Re: Disaster

    I guess we will just have to deal with it as it comes, I will have all summer to figure something out.
  10. Thread: Disaster

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    Re: Disaster

    This is what I am confused about. If bees can't move sideways then how do they get food durning the winter. In a TBH there is no moving up, and I don't want to open the hive in the winter.
  11. Thread: Disaster

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    Re: Disaster

    So as a noob I have a question; How do I go about closing the bottom of my THB? It is wide open now but should I use screen or a solid bottom with screened holes? We get our bees April 26th and I...
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    Nuc Vs. Package?

    Hello for New Hampshire: :D
    We have built our Kenyan style top bar hive and I am wondering how you get a nuc into the hive. :scratch: Do you shake/brush the bees into the hive and close it...
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    Re: Beekeepers from New Hampshire

    We intend to, we sent the application today....The only thing that may mess the schedule is some surgery I may have to have in March. My daughter is really looking forward to the meeting.
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    Beekeepers from New Hampshire

    Hi all, just wondering who is out there from New Hampshire, we are trying to find some local resources. My daughter and I are joining the Kersage Beekeeping Association and I hope we can attend the...
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    Re: Hi...where would one buy bees?

    thanks everybody I will look into the local clubs and the other info too. -Bill
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    Hi...where would one buy bees?

    my daughter and I are starting a hive in the spring ...and I am wondering where do you all buy your bees. We live in New Hampshire and I am not sure when to order them. Thanks, this forum has...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive Questions

    Thanks buckbee and laurelmtnlover that helps a lot.
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    Top Bar Hive Questions

    Hello my name is Bill and I am a noob (to beekeeping) from New Hampshire. My daughter has chosen bees for her 4H project. We are going to start building a hive today or tommorrow.

    My questions...
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    Re: New to the forum - Bill from NH

    Thanks M.S. we live in hillsboro so that is a bit of a hike for us but I will keep it in mind.

    This her 4H project and we have decided to do a top bar hive to try the hobby and then if she...
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    New to the forum - Bill from NH

    Hello from New hampshire, my daughter Ryley and I are going to start bee keeping this spring. We are looking for some information to help us prepare. thanx - Bill
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