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  1. Thread: Custom Wood Kits

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    Re: Custom Wood Kits

    Working together g_mgehley and I have been able to get Joey Teem to refund the money partial now with a promis of the balance coming. Again STAY AWAY from any business dealings with Joey Teem!!!!
  2. Thread: Custom Wood Kits

    by MIKI
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    Custom Wood Kits

    As one of the former owners I am sad to say I have had nothing but problems with my ex partner. I supplied the start up funds and Joe Teem was constructing the product and distrubiting it.

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    Re: TBH Screened Bottom Board

    Now just be sure you have some type of drawer to close the whole thing in. at least then you have both opyions open or closed.
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    Re: Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

    You go to great lengths to discuss natural clean materials (not necessarily those words but implied none the least) but there is no mention of glues? Why go to great length to preserve materials and...
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    Re: TBH Screened Bottom Board

    Screened Bottoms were NEVER intended to be a ventilation defice they were developed at the bee lab in Beltsville Maryland as a mite monitoring device and in that respect are invaluable!

    there is...
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    Re: custom wood kits international facebook page

    These plans are based on my own measurments and designs the overall hive style is nothing like yours any similarities are because we worked together and collaborated for so long. The differences...
  7. Thread: catching a swarm

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    Re: catching a swarm

    I have done it and found the best bait is an old brood comb they go nuts over it!
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    Re: When did the "Top Bar Wave" begin?

    Check out this site http://www2.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/main.htm IMO James Satterfeild is the Grandfather of the movement.
  9. Thread: TBH Ventilation

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    Re: TBH Ventilation

    Try taking the follower and using it for firewood.
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    Re: Entrance locations and brood

    The situation you will encounter with a side center entrance going into winter will be brood in the middle and stores on either side. This will force you to rearrange the stores so they are all at...
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    Re: Transferring Traditional Nuc into a TBH

    To make the cutout even easier skip all the tying and check out these bars!

    http://customwoodkitsinternational.safestorefront.com/Merchant/?p1=144785
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    Re: my new tbh nuc/swarm trap (pics)

    Looks great the way it is, keep in mind Nucs should be portable to advantage of all they have to offer! Stay away from treated lumber completly is a good policy. See the post on pallets!
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    Re: So much for using pallets for beehives!

    We're not talking about sitting hives on pallets we are talking about tearing them down and using the wood to make the hive. Personally I would not go near them.

    If Johnson and Johnson had to...
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    So much for using pallets for beehives!

    Caution: For those of you considering using pallet wood for beehives read this!!!! These pallets are shipped all over the world! Do your DUE DILLIGENCE check for a brand mark and look it up on line...
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    Re: Access to top in a TBH

    Your missing the point completly. First of all a wire is used to hold foundation in place and is always present in hives that have frames and it is not enough to make a difference and niether is a...
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    Re: Access to top in a TBH

    How do they reach into a flower to get nectar, by the way fondant is not semi fluid it is a paste that retains its shape if moulded, They manage fine with #8 hardware wire, Basic beekeeping



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    Re: Access to top in a TBH

    From: http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/portal/topic.php?id=40&p=96







    Follower boards do not belong in "Natural Beekeeping" neither does metal but once covered with fondant it does not...
  18. Thread: bar width

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    Re: bar width

    I bet they love it!
  19. Thread: bar width

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    Re: bar width

    Well they do a few things that if you are observing carefully will tell you many things. Drawing out real fat honey comb to me says, wow this flow is at its peak right now more storage space needed!...
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    Re: Access to top in a TBH

    That will work fine as long as they are not in a winter cluster. What you could do is fasion a fake comb from hardware wire and a TB and stuff it with fondant and just hang it next in line. once...
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    Re: Access to top in a TBH

    There are many theories as to how hard bees work maintaining colony/cluster temp. None are really proven. Some of the mods here have great success with granulated sugar I happen to agree with buckbee...
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    Re: Access to top in a TBH

    If you make sure they only have a bee space to walk around in then you should be ok. But you should also read up some more on maintaining the hive environment.
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    Re: another warre question

    In order for a quilt box to mimic the roof of a tree cavity the situation needs to be recreated properly. The bars of the Warre are spaced allowing the moisture to be absorbed by the sawdust. Not a...
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    Re: another warre question

    Thur's article although wonderful reading is just a bit on the old side so I would not say it explains exactly as we have come a bit further today.

    "To summarise, I argue that the unnaturalness of...
  25. Thread: Cluster question

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    Re: Cluster question

    It could mean many different things. It's not normal in any way! The worst case scenario is you have somehow created a barrier in the stores the bees will not cross. Bees will not cross empty comb to...
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