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  1. Re: closing up side entrances on TBH for winter

    I left the divider board in the hive the entire summer and just gave the bees more space as they needed it. I don't plan on putting anything in the end of the hive that is not being used. I have...
  2. Re: closing up side entrances on TBH for winter

    Matt, thanks for all the input. I will go ahead and put some screen over the entrance once the bees completely shut it down for the winter.

    amanda
  3. Re: closing up side entrances on TBH for winter

    Matt. Thanks for the pointers. I got a chance to go through the hive one final time this afternoon as the sun was finally shining. I had 4 full combs of capped honey and the rest of the 17 bars...
  4. Re: closing up side entrances on TBH for winter

    Thanks Matt, I checked on the hive this evening and they were all clustered at the front of the hive as the temps are dropping down into the high 40-50s at night. I looked into the entrance and...
  5. Re: closing up side entrances on TBH for winter

    Thanks for the response oldreliable. I am all for letting the bees do there thing but I feel like the entrance hole will be too large to leave open during the winter months as it gets quite cold...
  6. Re: first year beekeeper with a top bar beehive

    The person I got the bees from is a bee breeder and collects swarms. He split some of his hives and used the swarmed queen to provide new queens to the package as he does his queen rearing later in...
  7. closing up side entrances on TBH for winter

    Hi, I have a beethinking TBH that has 3 entrance holes spread out along the side of the hive. The holes are spread out in such a way that there is one directly in the middle of the hive and one on...
  8. first year beekeeper with a top bar beehive

    Hi I am a first year, backyard, top bar beekeeper and so far have had an awesome experience with my bees. They have been wonderful comb builders, no cross combs, and have filled 3/4 of my hive up...
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