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  1. #1
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    Sep 2002
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    johnstown N.Y.
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    I'm going into my 3rd year as a bee man, one of my winter projects is to build two top bar hives. I know they work well in warmer climates. Has anyone tried then in the great white north? I'm located up state N.Y. west of albany Thanks Dan

  2. #2
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    Jan 2003
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    Kiel WI, USA
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    I'm in the same boat, but have no experience with TBH's yet, there's two in the basement though.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2002
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    johnstown N.Y.
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    Hi, what are the demensions of the top bar hives you built ? Did you use plans or design your own. Thanks Dan

  4. #4
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    There is a Top Bar Forum now. Better to put this there.

    I have not overwintered a Top Bar Hive but I have overwintered some horizontal hives and they did fine. The main difference is that there isn't the communication at the top in the top bar hive because the combs block any movement from comb to comb at the top so movement of the cluster has to be at the sides and bottom.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bridgewater VT. USA
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    Cool

    I will also be attempting a top bar hive this summer, we will all have to share our results. I am north and west of albany in Bridgewater VT.

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