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  1. #1
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    Default Our new hive and bees

    so we got our bees last Monday an installed them in the hive. This is the hive my daughter and I built, as well as some other pictures. We had comb 2 days after install.


    The install went well, we did not direct release the queen.


    The comb after 2 days...they move fast


    My daughter with her make shift bee suit, her real suit is on backorder from Dadant.

  2. #2
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    Queen Anne's, Maryland, USA
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    Default Re: Our new hive and bees

    Pictures look pretty cool. I'm new to beekeeping: How do top bar hives work. are the frames similar to Langstrom frames?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Our new hive and bees

    Well the top bars work similar to the frames in a lang, but there are no sides. The bees build the comb to the shape of the hive, but without sides on the bars you have be careful how to twist and turn the bars or you will break the comb. This is our first hive and their aren't a lot of people in NH using them right now so I am still learning. The best way to learn how they work is to visit www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm it is where I got a lot of my info

    -Bill

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    Dalkeith, Ont, Canada
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    Default Re: Our new hive and bees

    Yea bush farms is a really good info source, also www.biobees.com
    My blog @ Bee Crazy

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Our new hive and bees

    What surprises me is the complete lack of fear my daughter has when dealing with the bees. She has been stung before playing in the yard. I am very proud of her.

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