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  1. #1
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    Default New "Texas" Top Bar

    My first Top Bar hive is in place (first hive of any kind) bees should arrive next week!!!! Used the Golden Mean plans from "BackyardHive" and built it with help from a friend. I didn't use the top-bar design they had...instead I used cove molding....hope it works!

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    I love bee-entrance at the front of the picture!
    Серёжа, Sergey

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by cerezha View Post
    I love bee-entrance at the front of the picture!
    Bee entrance?

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    I think he is referring to the arbor.

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    I think he is referring to the arbor.
    That's what I thought, but I didn't know if there was something specific I wasn't aware of, like that thing hanging down from it.

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Gotcha. Not sure what that is. Hard to see the hive as well.

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by PatBeek View Post
    That's what I thought, but I didn't know if there was something specific I wasn't aware of, like that thing hanging down from it.

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    That would be a bird feeder for feeding suet cakes. I don't think the bees will be interested in the suet.

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    there could be bee weddings there.
    thats the way i roll.

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    I think he is referring to the arbor.
    Arbor? I was thinking, it is special bee-entrance!
    Серёжа, Sergey

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Nice looking hive. I live in Texas as well. I decided to go the difficult route and try for a swarm. So far I have a failed cut-out and one that looks promising unless we have a VERY late freeze in East Texas. I don't have to worry about feeding them because there are acres and acres of bluebonnets for them to feast upon as well as all kinds of pecan trees, one of which is right above the hive. It will still take luck to save buying bees, but the ones I'm trying to save were otherwise doomed.

    How many top bars does your hive have?

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoorlock View Post
    Nice looking hive. I live in Texas as well. I decided to go the difficult route and try for a swarm. So far I have a failed cut-out and one that looks promising unless we have a VERY late freeze in East Texas. I don't have to worry about feeding them because there are acres and acres of bluebonnets for them to feast upon as well as all kinds of pecan trees, one of which is right above the hive. It will still take luck to save buying bees, but the ones I'm trying to save were otherwise doomed.

    How many top bars does your hive have?
    The hive I built only has 18 top bars...not very big but I livein "suburba" and my house sits on 1/2 acre lot so not lots of space for hives. I wanted to get my bees from Texas but ended up ordering them from Georgia...hope they like it here. Looks like they ship this week should arrive in a few days.

    Good luck with catching a swarm.

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    Dear BBQ: How come you couldn't get your bees from Texas? Ever tried B Weaver???

    Sondra

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    Default Re: New "Texas" Top Bar

    I was too late....sold out for April....didn't want to wait until May.


    Quote Originally Posted by SRBrooks View Post
    Dear BBQ: How come you couldn't get your bees from Texas? Ever tried B Weaver???

    Sondra

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