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    Re: 200 MICRON Filter

    It sure is taking a long time for the honey to go through. I'm glad to know this isn't too fine. Thanks so much jmgi.
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    200 MICRON Filter

    I am harvesting honey for the first time. I'm crushing and straining the honeycomb through two Weber, 22" stainless steel grates (perpendicular to each other) then into a Rubbermade plastic container...
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    Top Bars "Pros and Cons" Presentation

    I am a first year beekeeper and a KTBH beekeeper. I was asked to share my experiences with KTBHs with my bee club.

    I've included the link to the presentation so if you want to use it by all...
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    Re: Should I feed? Record Heat n Dry

    Thanks for the responses! What goes thru my mind is that I don't treat with chemicals as I want to develop good genetics, so why wouldn't I do the same when there is a dearth? You all are great....
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    Should I feed? Record Heat n Dry

    First year KTBH beekeeper here. I feel so guilty with the heat so high and my girls with what appears to be little or no flowering vegetation. Should I feed them sugar syrup through this drought?
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    Design by Beev! He was kind enough to send it to me and I only made a slight modification to the bee entrance. The one pictured is made out of sassafras, except for the legs and about ten bars. I...
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    Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    >His book...just sayin...

    I was assuming Kim was a girl...and I know what that makes me...
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    Natural Feeding Stimulants

    Kim Flottum in her book "The Backyard Beekeeper" gives the following tip:

    It's a good idea to use natural feeding stimulants in your sugar syrup when feeding packages right away. Nosema and some...
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    Re: Bait Hive

    Is suspending it in the air the better choice? Or just leave it off the ground about 18" or so?
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    Bait Hive

    If you don't have any Lang's and your new to beekeeping, what should one make or use as a bait hive? I assume a bait hive is also called a swarm hive...I've read that lemongrass oil is "the" choice...
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    Re: Hello West Central Il.

    Welcome Dennis from Middle Tennessee. The video was amazing; thanks for sharing.
  12. Re: Just starting out on the Big Island....

    Welcome from Middle Tennessee. TBHs are a very inexpensive way to get into beekeeping. Check out the TBH section of this forum. Take care.
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    Re: Just sayin hey!

    Welcome Mark, from Middle Tennessee. You'll love this site; great people.
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    Re: Yellowstone Greetings

    Welcome from Middle Tennessee. I am making my first two TBHs in a few weeks. My girls arrive early April. Great TBH section...look forward to your comments. Take care.
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    Re: Newbie from Jefferson Co. Alabama

    Welcome Tom from your Tennessee neighbor. You'll love this forum. Take care.
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    Re: Hello from sunny Los Angeles !

    Welcome from Middle Tennessee! You're gonna love this forum...
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    Re: new guy in Central IL

    Welcome! I am newbee and will also be starting my first hives; both will be TBHs. My bees arrive on 14 April...can't wait. We have a friendly group of TBH folks who are willing to help and provide...
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    Re: Hello from central Oregon

    Welcome from Middle Tennessee! This is a great forum, you'll love it.
  19. Re: Hello from Bayboro (Pamlico County) North Carolina

    Welcome from Middle Tennessee. This is a great forum with a lot of great folks who provide a wealth of bee information. I hope someday to be providing some info!
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    Re: New in SW Washington.

    Welcome Mike from Middle Tennessee.
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    What is "Queen Juice"?
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    Re: TBHs prone to Hive Beetles?

    Thank you both for your replies.

    Steve, it was hearsay. He heard from a friend that a man with 44 TBHs lost them all to hive beetles. No other information was provided. I agree with your...
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    TBHs prone to Hive Beetles?

    I had someone in our beekeeper club tell me he that TBHs were more prone to hive beetles than Lang hives. As a newbee, I couldn't confirm or deny his claim. What do you guys say about this?
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    Flat vs Pitched Roof

    Aside from looks, is it really necessary or to build a pitched roof for my TBH? Those of you who just have a flat roof, made of plywood, or sheeting laid on top of the TBH, how's it working for you?...
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    Re: TopBar hive Bars

    I just saw some video from Kenya and Hati on TBHs and they didn't cut anything or glue anything on their bars. It was just a bar laid onto a box and the comb looked great. No wax melted on string, no...
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