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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Phoenix , arizona usa

    Default Top Bar Bait Hive - Success

    Until recently we had some Tanzanian and Kenyan Top Bar Hives in the back yard but decided to move them off site. After a while it seemed a little lonely so one of the sons cobbled together a Top Bar Bait Hive out of (I can't believe he used the stuff) lengths of 1x2. And it was pretty warped as well - useless for just about anything but burning. But he wanted wanted to have some sort of hive around because our yard seems a good place for visiting swarms. We torched the interior and exterior, instead of painting. Not pretty- likely the uglies hive I have seen so far.. Holds about 20 bars.
    The day before yesterday, April 25, a nice little swarm set up shop and has been quietly going about it's business. Our other hives are about 15 miles out, otherwise I would transfer in a brood bar to give the girls a leg up.
    We seem to get several swarms come past the house every season. Want a swarm? All we have to do is wait a little.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Lakeland, FL USA

    Default Re: Top Bar Bait Hive - Success

    Do you have photos of what he slapped together and the swarm gathered on/in it?


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