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    Re: Follow board question

    Follower boards aren't supposed to fit tight. If it fit tight there would be no way to let the hive breathe. The only reason for bees to want to build on the other side of it would be severe...
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    Re: In the NORTH

    And the answer is.....The rot that hollows out a tree almost always starts in the trunk. So. Even the very rare large enough hollow limbs for bees to live in were mostly started in a hollow trunk....
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    Re: In the NORTH

    There's a very good reason bees use hollow tree trunks instead of hollow limbs.
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    Re: My new Top Bar Feeders

    I sent you a PM
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    Re: My new Top Bar Feeders

    In the bottom photo you can see the entrance. You put that side towards the bees. You shouldn't need a follower board with it. I can also make the feeder to fit different hives.
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    My new Top Bar Feeders

    I have my new feeders done and up on my website. I know similar designs aren't especially new, but I've noticed nobody sells them. Probably because they are hard to seal as not to leak. Check them...
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    Re: New top bar hive tools

    Good idea, i'll have to try that. If i can save some time i can offer them for a little better price. They do fit on the end board as is, didn't post that pic. I'll play with them a little more and...
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    New top bar hive tools

    I added a few new cool new tools to my website for sale. Tell me what you think! I hand make all these myself and have not seen anything like these. The first is a frame rest to hold frames for...
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    Re: 19" top bar hives

    I've been manufacturing Top Bar Hives for sale on the internet for 7 years now. There a couple of reasons why i don't sell 19" top bars. One is 19" top bars are very hard to manipulate with new comb...
  10. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I'm in.
  11. Re: How to insulate a top bar hive for winter

    You can cut a piece of foam insulation and put it in between your window and the door if you have the room or you can tape the door shut if your afraid of drafts. On a warm day take out most of the...
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    Re: Wanting to try a TBH

    The bars are to narrow in your lang to work in a top bar. You could however try to run a horizontal hive. Build it long like a top top bar hive except make the bottom square to fit your lang frames....
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    Re: bee eating birds!

    There are some kind of little wrens around here in the late spring that sit on the fence post about 20 ft behind some of my hives and wait to eat bees.
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    Re: Honeybees in the goat pen

    My nephews dog pen floors are covered with honey bees quite often...
  15. Re: Possible Way to Encourage Building Straight Comb

    What you described in your blog sounds like he used a piece of starter foundation to start the nuc. The 2 pieces of wood would wedge the foundation between them holding it in place. I do it myself...
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    Re: When do they build up for winter?

    You could, i've just started a bunch of splits into modified lang type nucs. My plan is I'll feed them the next month until the goldenrod hits then stop until its over then feed most of the winter....
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    Re: Honey Bee Removal

    Well stated. Pay a couple hundred bucks to have a professional do it.
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    Re: Let's talk about viewing-windows

    The ones with the glass were older hives i first built, most of them 7-8 yrs old. Also using single strength glass... Moving them around and dropping them even gently cracks the glass. I'm pretty...
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    Re: Let's talk about viewing-windows

    I don't make mine full length. I like the idea of them having more privacy and less light for the first 4 or 5 bars from the end where they start. Also they can seal that last area off in the winter...
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    Re: Let's talk about roofs

    I think you misunderstood Colleen, I still sell the cedar shingle roof hives on my website, i just don't sell the fancy hand painted ones.
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    Re: Hello From Kentucky

    Beeks seem to be piling up around here! Welcome to the forums. John
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    Re: Venting Suggestions

    Thanks, i used to sell that model of KTBH on my website that way but it was a pain to paint them so i discontinued them...lol You might be able to find a few of the vents at a True Value hardware...
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    Re: Venting Suggestions

    I would put screened vents in the attic on each end op next to the peak of the roof...7084
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    Re: Treating Japanese Beetles

    Pole beans make the best trap plants. However they don't bother my blueberries at all... They will wear out my blackberries and beans hence i control them. I highly suggest you don't use scented...
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    Re: Top bar Mods

    Shannon is correct, i make mine 45" long. This allows for a nice overhang on the roofs on both ends with the dimension of the materials working out with no seams and little waste. This will also...
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