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    Hello Daisy My chickens laid all through the...

    Hello Daisy
    My chickens laid all through the winter last year, but they stopped laying about 3 weeks ago this year. Maybe they are just getting old. They aint no spring chickens anymore. ...
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    We have had chickens and bees for a couple years...

    We have had chickens and bees for a couple years with no problems. I have never seen one of my girls eat a bee. http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif
    Mike
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    They make those spiral things for dog tie outs...

    They make those spiral things for dog tie outs that you could find at a pet suppply place or any pet department. Looks like you could put alot of pressure on them without pulling up.
    Mike
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    Has anyone had any experience with using a solid...

    Has anyone had any experience with using a solid state controller to adjust the temp? I see in the catalogs they sell some knive with them included.
    Mike
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    What temperature do you run your double boiler...

    What temperature do you run your double boiler at?
    Thanks
    Mike
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    I picked up a couple of pierce electric uncapping...

    I picked up a couple of pierce electric uncapping knives at a tag sale today. Having never used on of these before, I was suprised just how hot these things actually get. I can see how scorching the...
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    How about using regular plastic drinking straws...

    How about using regular plastic drinking straws with melted beeswax in the ends.
    Mike
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    Hello txbeeguy, Those are some great pics of...

    Hello txbeeguy,
    Those are some great pics of your TBH, and some large comb. I would be interested to know the weight of a full honey comb that size, if you were so inclined. Some quick math shows...
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    Hello all, It was pretty hot here last night. I...

    Hello all,
    It was pretty hot here last night. I took this picture of them bearding the hive entrance. It looked like they were dripping out of the extra hole I put in.
    Mike
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    Hello, I bought a plastic 3 frame extractor last...

    Hello,
    I bought a plastic 3 frame extractor last year on Ebay for around 80 bucks. I've used it for two seasons and so far it works great. This year I extracted 108 lbs of honey with it. The hand...
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    Hello all, My copy of Bee Culture came in the...

    Hello all,
    My copy of Bee Culture came in the mail today. So I kicked off my boots, poured some lemonade, and sat back to do some reading. I was reading a great article on top bar hives by Dr...
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    Hello all I'm sorry to hear about your hives...

    Hello all
    I'm sorry to hear about your hives going south. Now you've got me worried. How about wider top bars, or something as easy as using rough saw wood to give the comb a "tooth" to hold on to....
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    Hello all I posted a new picture of the TBH...

    Hello all
    I posted a new picture of the TBH today and also noticed a few things. The clean out door on the back of my hive is attached to a piece of ¼” plywood the size of the hive floor. I did...
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    Hello Denis I noticed you linked to my top bar...

    Hello Denis
    I noticed you linked to my top bar page but the link isn't working because some updating I was doing to my site, You can try this one though.
    Cheers...
  15. I made some metal "address" markers for my hives...

    I made some metal "address" markers for my hives to help cut down on drifting. I dont know if they work or not but it was fun http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif I also like your hive colors...
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    If its bear thats the target you want him to take...

    If its bear thats the target you want him to take it in the nose. I would say 12 inches off the ground would be good, plus it will stay out of the weeds better. As for the chicken wire what kind of...
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    We live in a neighborhood on a 3/4 acre lot and...

    We live in a neighborhood on a 3/4 acre lot and we keep 4 hens. All my closest neighbors get free fresh eggs whenever they want so nobody has ever complained. The only time they get noisy is in the...
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    Thanks Jack, Maybe I could teach the bees to do...

    Thanks Jack,
    Maybe I could teach the bees to do it http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif

    Mike
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    Hello all I just posted a couple of new picture...

    Hello all
    I just posted a couple of new picture of the TBH. I got a great one of the bees on freshly drawn comb from inside the hive. Just thought I would share ...
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    Hello again Thanks for the informative answer to...

    Hello again
    Thanks for the informative answer to my question. Tomorrow I will spend a bit more time investigating. There is definitely capped worker and drone brood above and below the excluder,...
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    Hello all, I could use a little advise here. I...

    Hello all,
    I could use a little advise here. I have a hive with 2 deep hive bodies, an excluder, then one shallow super. When I checked it today I found capped brood in the shallow super. I assumed...
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    Hello all I have ordered a 3LB package of bees...

    Hello all

    I have ordered a 3LB package of bees for my TBH, and I am just wondering, is there anything special I should do to introduce them to the new hive? Would you use a wire or something to...
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    I got alot of ideas from the Cal-Kenyan and all...

    I got alot of ideas from the Cal-Kenyan and all the other TBH's I've seen. My idea for the roof is to overlap the pitch of the two end pieces and use a simple peg to lock the roof on securely, that...
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    Hello all, I have some pictures available on my...

    Hello all,
    I have some pictures available on my website, www.appleblossomlane.com or you can use the direct link below. Any comments or suggestions would be welcome. I am planning on notching the...
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    Hello all, I've been following this post for...

    Hello all,
    I've been following this post for awhile and you have inspired me to build a TBH. My question is how do you effectively medicate a TBH. All the meds say do not use while the hives are...
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