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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

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  2. #42
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by robherc View Post
    Pat, would you like me to send you a vial of "artificial swarm pheromone" to bait your barrel-hive with? If so, pm me your exact addy & I'll get a few drops of it made up & find a way to ship it to you...I've had pretty good luck with receiving "surprise bees" in boxes that I've put a few drops of the stuff on the comb guides while getting ready to put other bees in the box
    Hmmm,

    So it's even better that lemongrass oil, comb and beeswax combined?

    I have all that in the hive, although I haven't refreshed it lately. It's at my farmer friend's place 18 miles from here.

    But yes, if you have better luck with your concoction than all the above listed, then yes, I'd be interested, sir.

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Well, it's hard to beat old brood comb...and if you're already using that, plus LGO, then I don't think using the "artificial pheromone" (that's really just LGO with a dab of geranium oil, and a hint of lemon oil) is likely to beat your current setup by much. As opposed to ONLY using LGO, however, I feel like it works measurably better in an empty box devoid of established comb

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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by georgeIDH View Post
    We bought these from http://novabarrel.com/ they were totally clean and had no smell at all when we bought them (and they had been sitting in a hot storage locker).
    Hi, would u mind sharing your design with me? I have a bad back and am looking for ways to design "back-friendly hives". I was building a Warre but choose to primarily use KTBH and TBH. I will probably still make a mini Warre just to have an unbiased experiment. Thanks.
    Last edited by Barry; 03-26-2014 at 08:55 PM.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Was wondering since the plastic barrel is so thin, is there an issue with it getting colder inside during bad winters?

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    This is an old thread, and the builder GeorgeIDH seems to indicate the bees died before winter happened. Is anyone overwintering barrel hives where it gets cold? I'd honestly be worried about the heat. I have compost in one of the blue barrels and it gets too hot to hold your had on in the sun.

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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by iraqvet08 View Post
    Hi, would u mind sharing your design with me? I have a bad back and am looking for ways to design "back-friendly hives". I was building a Warre but choose to primarily use KTBH and TBH. I will probably still make a mini Warre just to have an unbiased experiment. Thanks.


    though its not his EXACT hive this would be the same build

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Make...-Bar-Bee-Hive/

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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    .
    ok
    www.savebeesflorida.com (Honeybee removals and top bar hives)

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Don't know about all dat...but I got a couple baited and standing by for tenants:}

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  10. #50
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Looks like you have all bases covered. tbh,lang.,and half barrel. LOL.

  11. #51
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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Lol, that's great !

    I love individualism like that.
    www.savebeesflorida.com (Honeybee removals and top bar hives)

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    Default Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Rat View Post
    Looks like you have all bases covered. tbh,lang.,and half barrel. LOL.
    Thanks, not counting the (6) religious and non religious swarm traps/apartments I got lurking all over Lizard Creek as well...Keeping my fingers crossed and my wallet open should some tenants arrive lol

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