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    Re: The Barefoot Beekeeper

    The person asked for an opinion and other people's experience, I just gave him mine, I dont believe it would work for everyone but it does for us.
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    Re: The Barefoot Beekeeper

    I personally dont use smoke now, without a shirt and also bearfeet most of the times, just the way I can now, there is no prep needed, I just go out to see them and open it up and do what I can to...
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    Re: Help me! Help me!

    of topic but my hive has hybrid top bars,I have a complete glass top covers , the entrance is on top of the bars and in that top cover so they can walk on the top bars and go down whichever bar they...
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    Re: NEW Top Bar Hive (Vita Hive)

    very interesting article, I assume that my opening might need to be regulated a bit more then just to make sure I don't ventilate the hot humid air too quickly
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    Re: Help me! Help me!

    another way to work with both type of hive you can build a "transition box" like I did, I saw the idea from a company that were making TBH's but seem to have shut down after a fire.. here is a...
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    Update on vita hive!!

    UPDATE on my Vita Hive, I got caught and had to put my bees in earlyer then I wanted...I could not find my queen in my Lang and there were queen cells.. So I had to hurry and get to it...

    My...
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    Re: I'm just a New "B"

    Enjoy these great forums.
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    Re: What are my bees doing VIDEO

    Don't robbers climb up the side before taking off because of the eaxtra load? i'm very new but it's something iv'e heard...
  9. Re: Hello from Montana and the bee fortress in progress.

    Welcome to this great community and pictures would be great to see :)
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    Re: Good Comb Guides, or Good Waste of Time?

    Great to hear it inspired someone :P also I keep noticing you have a more "organic" way so for your insulated roof check out my post again, I added pictures of what I did instead of a bulky insulated...
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    Re: NEW Top Bar Hive (Vita Hive)

    I took some pictures this morning and here they are, 2 show the "stopper" I made to hold the roof from toppling over after removing the one chain from the way. and the others show how I insulated my...
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    Re: Good Comb Guides, or Good Waste of Time?

    Interesting top bars! I assumed I was the first to think of having the bees go through the top bars down "in the hive". Is this method used elsewhere?

    I guess you have some kind of top cover over...
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    Re: NEW Top Bar Hive (Vita Hive)

    Thanks again for the encouragements and support, I opted out to remove the "insulated blanket" from the design and actually insulate the first 2 inches of the attic for ease and simplicity of...
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    Re: NEW Top Bar Hive (Vita Hive)

    Rob, That is a great idea, we make salves as well but never thought of using that for this...I will definately try that.

    Thank you!

    Tommy
    Terra Vita
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    great job, gotta love the smell of wood in the garage when your building huh? :P

    Tommy
    Terra Vita
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    awesome info, I do have an excluder on my lang adapter already, I was planning on keeping the queen locked in there until they make just hint of comb on the top bars then id move her myself to the...
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    Thank you Adam, takes weight of my shoulders everytime the idea gets confirmed, how many top bars were you using to start? also a quick break up of technique would be great.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: NEW Top Bar Hive (Vita Hive)

    I thought of a way to minimize the chance of the bees glueing my top bars to my tops where the meet together, I'll just bend a couple of flashing to cover the edge and that should give them almost...
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    Awesome, souds like a good plan, ill take a couple of top bars off to start and ill just try and give them a good combination of frames to start with and ill just let them bee :P I think that would...
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    I'm only planning on keeping my TBH and giving my lang to my friend, that's why i'm trying to get as much info as possible so I dont screw up my current colony/queen and still have the lang being...
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    I'm a little iffy about it being perpendicular as well, I know "The Garden Hive" makes a box like that for their hives specificaly for this.. but havent seen it done or even read on how they do it.
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    my Top Bars are 22" long so around 19" comb maybe. mmm Ill have to check on that tomorow to see how much trouble it would be to let them comb out a couple of top bars in the lang hive if thats what...
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    Re: Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    Maybe it;s too much info on one post, ill try to do a couple of questions at a time :P

    first..

    Which frames should I put in my transition box when doing the transfer?
    all 6 frames of brood?
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    Re: Hello from Canada

    To bee ;) honest i'm not sure, from what I've seen and heard my philosophy on beekeeping isnt the same as the apiarist around here. but I'll try and take a look.
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    Langtroth to Top Bar Hive

    I had writen this earlyer but maybe I went preview post instead of post, I'f it's a duplicate i'm sorry I looked on my account for my threads and It wasnt there...

    I currently have a langstroth...
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