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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Default TBH honeycomb pic

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    The TBH is really kicking into high gear with honey production. There are four more like the one pictured already, 100% capped honey. Looks like I will be able to harvest honey this fall!
    How's your TBH doing?

  2. #2
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    Jun 2012
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    Default Re: TBH honeycomb pic

    Thats nice.Think Im going to go foundation next year with the lang.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2011
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    Santa Monica, CA, USA
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    Default Re: TBH honeycomb pic

    Beautiful! My bees hated TBH, so, I forced to be Lang... I am converting it in the "TB-style"... I am using only top bars from the standard frame. On the pic - frameless, foundationless top bar from the bees, who hated TBH. Sergey
    P.S. I personally love TBH but my bees ... sad
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  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
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    North Pole, Alaska
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    Default Re: TBH honeycomb pic

    nice pics!!!

    My one hive is doing ok....I dont have a lot of honey in the strong hive but I do have a load of capped workers/drones and tons of bees! I pulled the last bar out again. It had a band of honey at the top and a section of capped drones and I assume drone larva around it.

    My weak hive has a ton of stores from feeding still. I've backed off a bit now for the past couple weeks feeding intermitently. The queens laying OK, nothing fantastic.

    Was kind of hoping I'd get a bar of honey out of the strong hive...so far if these temps dont start warming up and or stop raining I probably wont, we're on the down swing now, early/mid august its time to start feeding for winter depending on weather.

  5. #5

    Default Re: TBH honeycomb pic

    Mr.Beeman congrats on your success

    are you planning to winter feed the bees with their honey or sugar? If honey, then how much do you leave behind. I read somewhere that 15kg is the norm.
    If one top bar is approx 1,5kg that means 10 Top Bars wih honey + approx 10 bars with Brood makes 20 Top Bars to be left behind. Im still not sure how to do this since I just started beekeeping this May

    Good luck

  6. #6
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    May 2012
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    Default Re: TBH honeycomb pic

    Thanks Ed,
    It is my understanding that a typical hive requires 60lbs of honey to over winter in my area.
    15kg = 33lbs so I'm looking at 6-7 bars of honey to leave in the hive.

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