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    Re: Beekeeping while Pregnant

    Thanks everyone, I will talk to my doctor for sure and do some reading before I attempt to open up the hives. I can always try coaxing my husband. :)

    Happy New Year
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    Beekeeping while Pregnant

    I recently found out I was pregnant and the first thing I thought about was my bees... It is winter and we have snow and I'm not concerned about them right now until spring, unless we get a warm...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive Books and/or courses

    This is great, I'm placing my order today. Thank you!
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    Top Bar Hive Books and/or courses

    Just wondering if anyone can recommend any good TBH books.

    Also, any online courses or TBH conferences/courses in Canada and abroad I guess.

    I have a book by Phillip Chandler "The Barefoot...
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    Re: Cluster of bees oustide hive

    Thanks Matt

    The hive I have ?'s about has the entrances in the middle.
    Should I move the cluster towards one of the ends??7655

    The other hive (which was actually a split this year) has an...
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    Cluster of bees oustide hive

    I have been noticing for awhile now my bees are clustering outside the hive on 2 of the openings. One opening has a good size ball clustering outside. I read that it could be heat, congestion or...
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    Re: Splitting TBH

    Thank you so much everyone for all the help and support, this forum is awesome!!

    I did a split yesterday... I couldn't find the queen so I just split them up, gave them each all the frames they...
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    Re: TB size, entrance, management

    Hummm... Instead of putting the entrances in the middle (along the long side of the hive like in Phil's design), could the holes be at the END by still along the long side of the hive? Does that make...
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    Re: Splitting a Top-bar hive

    Thanks for the confidence :)
  10. Re: Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    Hi Tom

    You said you use all 1 1/2 bars and you have to manage them closely. What happens do they start to attach to the neighbouring bar? If so what do you do then?

    I really don't know what...
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    Re: Splitting a Top-bar hive

    My hive is in the same situation! I only have 1 bar left on each side. Yikes! I'm going to try a split... Not sure how that is going to go.
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    TB size, entrance, management

    This is my 2nd year with bees and I have built another HTBH by Phil Chandlers design. I have made many errors in my first year and I'm still unsure of so many things! I have some questions if anyone...
  13. Re: Center entrance Top-bar and colony expansion

    I have the same hive and I also wondered the same thing... What did you figure out after?

    Also, do you have different size top bars, 1 for brood, 1 for honey. Do you use spacers?
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    Re: Splitting TBH

    Thank you so much for the support :) I just might get the hang of this..
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    Re: Splitting TBH

    Thank you so much for the help!
    We are building a new hive and I was wondering if your top bars are the same size or do you have honey/brood bars. In my first 2 hives the TB are all the same size.
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    Splitting TBH

    How do you split a TBH? I only have 2 bars on each end left!

    How do you deal with cross comb. All my frames are cross comb.

    I'm a 2nd year beekeeper but I really have little knowledge. I took a...
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    Hi from Newfoundland Canada

    Hi folks

    I'm new to beekeeping and also this site.
    I'm in my second year of 2 top bar hives and I so much to learn!!
    I will be posting with some questions because I have so many.

    Cheers
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