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    Re: Does sugar surup go bad?

    I keep mine in the fridge when I make mre than needed. Last batch has been in fridge a month- will smell before deploying it!
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    Re: To shade or not to shade?

    I figured it is so hot here I'll sacrifice yield for lower temps if heat and full sun improve hive performance. Both my hives are in partial shade. The one with more wakes up a bit later in the am,...
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    Re: Cilantro pollen

    I think coriander and cilantro are identical. There are multiple cultivars, some grown for the coriander seeds and some for the cilantro (leaves/stems pre seed). I plant whatever (my garden catalogs...
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    Re: San Antonio Bees - new TBH user

    Screened bottom board- 1/8" hardware cloth- lets mites but not bees fall out. So that's why to use one. However I also had my hive last year abscond from open screened bottom board. This year I have...
  5. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Thanks Calgary, great idea! Next woodwork project, tomorrow. I lived in Edmonton in 5th grade- the year in the US we learn the states and their capitols. Never did learn them.
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    Re: no eggs

    Last year I used #8 hardware cloth screened bottom. In September my bees absconded. Afraid maybe the bees had been unable to 'swamp cool' to a lower than S AL temp with the massive air flow this year...
  7. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Last year I think I was asking for advice on how to put a langstroth 5 frame nuc into a TBH. This year I made a second "Tanzanian" TBH which fits langstroth hives so that was an easy TBH to put my...
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    I'll add some table salt next time in case iodine is also appreciated.
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    Since we see so many of them on a red/brown cord in the salt water pool I put red rags and beads and strings in their water container. This year I added salt- the pool salt- to one of their water...
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    Re: Can I over feed my new hives?

    Cedarkid thanks for this! I was just about to post, and you are only a bit 'north' of me in climate (8a SE AL 1 hour from coast) unlike some older posts which aren't in a similar weather situation...
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    Re: Top Bars expand past the end of the hive

    Again sorry to throw back so far. I'm only 10 years in arrears! I made my stuff at the army base wood shop and knew my ability did not extend to perfect fitting wood cuts even before humidity...
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    Re: Horizontal Comb Cuts

    Again sorry to blast from the past if not the usual custom. My first TBH I started top bars in between frames in an 8 frame super and they were beautifully straight as were all the rest made in the...
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    Re: Nuc trasnfering to TBH

    Blast from the past reading old posts. Hope this is best- responding here rather than starting a new thread. I solved this (and while my hive absconded, it was happy for half a year in my TBH) by...
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    Re: Why top bar hives

    Ditto. My beek group warned all beeks end up with bad backs. MIne's already dodgey (plus a stomach hernia to boot) so I'd harm my bees AND myself trying to lift supers with 8 or more frames.
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    Re: bad cover design on my part.

    I think you have the best use for political signs, but mine last longer! I cut them to proper length (few inches longer than needed so they overlap) and bend the big ones along the channels so they...
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    Re: bad cover design on my part.

    I use political signs. In the area I have langstroth frames I have a separate smaller sign over it under the larger two signs covering the whole hive. But last year my hive abandoned after several...
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    Re: How to build cheap top bars.

    I am a total novice with a table saw- luckily I can use the wood shop on the Army base. Might even use some tool other than the table saw there some day! I did two passes a mm or so apart in the...
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    Jenn in S AL checking in

    Brand new just putting in orders for equipment and bees. Building a topbar hive. This forum is very helpful- thanks all.
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