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    Wax Moths in Observation hive

    I have an awesome indoor observation hive i built and populated with 7 bars from a top bar hive that wasn't going to make it over winter.

    Unfortunately the comb has wax moths and it's getting...
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    Re: New TBH Keeper - No honey to harvest?

    I'm only re-queening because the original queen was from a package of italians from GA and i'm in the northeast. I'm starting down the road of local, hearty bees and mostly treatment free...
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    Re: New TBH Keeper - No honey to harvest?

    I started my TBH this June and they built comb like crazy (20 bars full) and also have not started storing honey at all. They're italians and i just re-queened them last weekend. Thinking that they...
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    Re: foundationless frames

    I find that when i rub beeswax on the triangle guide that they take to it better (at least in KTBH). I do everything with a skill saw because i live in the city and buy edge molding at home depot...
  5. Thread: yields

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    Re: yields

    My first year with a KTBH. Hived them beginning of June. It's a self built 40" long hive that's around 75% filled with cobm/brood. No honey stores yet. Bees are very happy and chill.


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    Re: Cell Phones Killing HoneyBees ?

    For better or worse i've been building cell sites for 10 years and have a degree in ecological and resource management (i know i know...).

    Here are the dangers of cell phones/antennas from worst...
  7. Thread: queen release

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    Re: queen release

    i put the cage on the floor. no problems.
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    Re: Warre hive comb collapse

    I just "fixed" two fallen combs yesterday by wiring the comb on the bars. It was dusk following a rain and the ladies were surprisingly mellow. No veil pinging or anything despite my manhandling of...
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    Re: 3/4" clear acrylic hive body (front only)

    Cool! Have you tried it before?
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    Re: Using Frames in a Topbar Hive

    Great philosophy Big Bear, need more beeks like you!
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    Re: A few pics of "lucky" drones...

    ooouuuuucchh:pinch:
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    Re: Using Frames in a Topbar Hive

    Had comb fall over the weekend and no supplies hand- a few of these would have come in handy. great execution. viva remediality!
    ;)
  13. Thread: Google Earth

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    Re: Google Earth

    There is a ruler icon at 11:00 on the Google Earth screen. you can use it to determine as-the-crow-flies distances in feet/miles/km.

    Amazing tool...

    good luck!
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    Re: Phasing out a TBH?

    I'm just down the road from you (Humboldt and Metropolitan) and would be willing to trade you a lang for the TBH. Or i'd purchase the bars. or opemn to other suggestions.
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    Re: Seeking Input on KTBH Design

    Yep, you're right. boxes would be easier and probably cheaper (I spend $100 every time i go to home depot :0). No need to reinvent the wheel. I'll send a picture later of the design i was talking...
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    Re: Seeking Input on KTBH Design

    Thanks, Michael. What about the whole idea of using 19" x 19" KTBH "supers" stacked like a lang/warre? when they fill up most of the first box then i'd add a second and a third. Holes in the...
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    Seeking Input on KTBH Design

    I was thinking about how to improve the KTBH design so I built 3 small ones out of poplar measuring 19" x 19" by 10" tall with a 1" left entrance in each. Made the base 19" x 19" x 3/4" plywood so...
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    Re: Nuc to TBH: what NOT to do.

    Whay not take the lang frames from the NUC, chop off the ends, and trim them to fit? I built my bars the same width as langs (19") and it works fine.
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    NYC rooftop Bee B Q and extraction party!!!

    JOIN THE NYCBA AT THE
    4TH OF JULY BEE-B-Q

    What:
    Rooftop Bee-B-Q + Honey Extraction Party

    When:
    6:30pm on July 4th

    Who:
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    CCD - First hand experiences

    Respond to this if you have FIRST HAND experience with colony collapse. How many hives do you have, what geographic location, what type, and when did the bees disappear?

    Just curious really but...
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    Re: Burlap as smoker fuel

    i prefer burlap to the cotton smoker fuel. and it's free!
  22. Re: Top Bar Hive - using dowels to strebgthen comb?

    Yeah, it does get hot on the rooftops and i was thinking of simple fixes to straighten and strengthen the comb. I'm building KTBHs and standard frames don't work well so i thought drilling one 1/8"...
  23. Top Bar Hive - using dowels to strebgthen comb?

    I'm new to TBH but have been tinkering with various hive designs and started thinking about the bars and strengthening the comb.

    What do y'all think about running a thin (1/8") dowel or three...
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    Re: Spacers for migratory covers

    i've heard other oldtimers on this site using tapered shims running back to front (so the top tilts for rain runoff).
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    Re: 2 brood plugged,not going up

    I believe you're right, it may be honeybound. But shouldn't I put if I put a new deep w foundation about the brood deep and not below? My understanding is that the queen likes to go up, though, ...
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