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    Re: Will I have enough flora?

    Beautiful property! I would not be concerned about The bees finding enough food. It will help if you make some plantings but they're pretty good at finding food give it a try
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    Re: Question from a newbie

    Everyone has settled in nicely. That was a little more excitement than I was counting on. All's well that ends well I guess.
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    Re: Question from a newbie

    Well, I did it. Not working real well. Bees everywhere I'll give them a couple of hours to settle down and then try to get the lid on
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    Forsythia question

    Forsythia is in full bloom here. Does anybody know if bees utilize it?
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    Question from a newbie

    This is my second goround with bees. Due to a combination of bad luck and operator error my hive died last year. I picked up a package yesterday. I did not put them in the hive because it went down...
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    Re: Queen question

    Last year it rained for for four or five days straight all day after I hived my package. When it finally dried out enough for me to check the queen was dead. That's why I'm wondering how long it...
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    Queen question

    I'm getting a package in a couple of weeks. Without going into details I lost my queen last year and then lost my hives. Last year was my first attempt at beekeeping and I am curious as to how long...
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    Queen question

    I'm getting a package in a couple of weeks. Without going into details I lost my queen last year and then lost my hives. Last year was my first attempt at beekeeping and I am curious as to how long...
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    Re: Water question

    Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll leave the bird bath where it is and keep it full of water.
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    Water question

    How far from my hives should I put a water source? I have a bird bath with gently sloping sides so the bees won't drown. My next door neighbor has a swimming pool but they never said they saw Bees...
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    Space question

    New beek. Lost my hive last year. Not exactly sure why. Anyway, the question is, do I need to to limit the space I give my new bees or can I put them in the whole hive? Hive is 45" long
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    Top bar nuc dimensions question

    I'm going to build a top bar nuc to use as a swarm trap. Thinking about making it about 21 or so inches long and the same width & depth as my top bar hive. Any input would be appreciated.
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    Re: warre top bars

    I rubbed the Popsicle sticks with a piece of wax. Bees are building comb as fast as they can
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    Re: warre top bars

    Why are you not using wedges? I'm afraid that your comb will be crooked if you don't give them a guide of some kind. I made guides by cutting a kerf and glueing Popsicle sticks in the kerf.
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    Re: Warre dimensions question

    Thanks for the responses. Ernie, I understand what you are saying. I don't think it would be a problem if I differ by a fraction of an inch.
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    Warre dimensions question

    I'm thinking of building a warre hive. I've downloaded the plans from Biobees. Per those plans the inside dimensions of the boxes is an inside measurement of 11 13/16 X 11 13/16. Is it really...
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    Re: Question from new beek

    thanks for the advise guys. I know we have pollen but Im not sure about nectar. I guess I will let them finish what they have and stop feeding after that.
  18. Re: Installed my 1st. package of bees today.

    JRat, I love your hive. Whose plan did you use? I wish I had seen your pictures before I built my hive. If you dont mind I'm going to copy yours for my next hive. My installation, this past Sat...
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    Question from new beek

    I installed my package Saturday with no problems. Question is how long should I feed them? They are feeding heavily but we have lots of stuff in bloom now.
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    Re: 2 more questions

    Thanks for the replies. It's comforting to know I get help, which I will need a lot of!
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    2 more questions

    First, how do I introduce a package into my TBH? Some people say to put the queen cage on a brood bar but others say that will result in crooked comb. Second, I've heard that TBH's require more...
  22. Re: Question for Michael Bush - Top Entrance on Top Bar Hive

    Christy, are bees able to get out thru the hardware cloth or is there another entrance? SteveStevenson
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    Re: Another question from a new beek

    Thank for the help. I'm sure I will have more questions. Really excited to get my bees in a few weeks!
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    Another question from a new beek

    Im making a TBH and need to know if I should use screen for the bottom or not. I'm in Alabama so it gets hot. On the other hand it went down to10 degrees this past winter. If I use screen do I need...
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    Another question

    New beek here again with another question. Should I put a screen as the bottom of the TBH I'm making? I'm in Alamama so it gets hot but at the same time it went down to 10 degrees this past winter. ...
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