I think this is the mother of all bad decisions. End of July I was given a swarm from a friend that was in a 8 frame nuc. I wanted to put them in a top bar so I took one of my empty top bars and screwed arms on the inside just long enough to accomodate 8 frames. I attached the arms to the BACK wall of the hive and covered them with bars leaving a bee space above. I thought if I feed them like crazy they will need to build more comb and move onto the bars themselves. Now they have not moved off the frames however they did build more comb all around the frames. My problem is that i can't put the follower in without cutting them off from the entrance. I will probably either cut the bottom of the follower or drill a hole and seal the other end. Oh by the way did I mention these bees hate me! One other thing I cant figure out every time I open this hive I can see the face of the last frame it is always dry they don't use it anyone know why? Am I not feeding fast enough- 1.75 liters a day bottle is always dry when I open.
Procrastination is the assination of inspiration.