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    Re: Swarm Moved In, First Check Up

    Went in Saturday morning to make sure they were drawing down. They had two full combs in box 2 drawn. I added a mason jar feeder to an empty box placed on top.

    Temps and humidity are climbing...
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    Swarm Moved In, First Check Up

    Im an off again on again bee keeper. I usually but a package and let them do there thing. Not much luck. I really like trying new hives and the carpentry that goes along with that.

    Any ways, No...
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    Re: Queen still in cage after 3 days

    Went in last night with the intention of releasing queen. She was out and candy all gone. Will check this weekend and check for eggs.
    Thanks for the quick responses.
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    Re: Different widths

    I appreciate all the responses. This forum is a great asset. This might be bee keeping 101, I still dont get the wider widths. The bees will make wider comb for honey storage?
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    Queen still in cage after 3 days

    I made up a nuc and added a queen in a cage Thursday night. I checked yesterday afternoon and the queen and plug were still there.3days

    How long can it take to release the queen? Should I just pop...
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    Re: Different widths

    After searching thru some more posts. Some people have all there bars at 1 3/8". Does anybody have experience doing it both ways?
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    Different widths

    Initially how do you place the different widths. X amt for the brood nest with a couple of honey bars on the outside?
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    It is illegal to keep bees in NYC, or so I have...

    It is illegal to keep bees in NYC, or so I have read.
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    1st top bar

    First I would like to thank David Tromp of North Salem for making and selling me a Tanzanian TBH. He also sold me a nuc. I hived them on 5/6.

    I added 2 top bars and a drawn frame.

    5/13 the tb...
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    I got a call from a lady who has a bee hive in an...

    I got a call from a lady who has a bee hive in an overgrown bush. She wants it removed. Any ideas how to proceed?
    I was planning on putting on the suit,smoking the bush and cutting it out. Should...
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    Just kidding! I just saw Syriana on DVD. Their...

    Just kidding!
    I just saw Syriana on DVD. Their is a scene when two suicide bombers are working on TBH's.
    It was pretty neat. One of them got bit. Justice at work.
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    In keeping with the spirit of the top bar hive Im...

    In keeping with the spirit of the top bar hive Im trying to use whatever is lieing around. I have ten sheets of plastic foundation I thought I could cut up.
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    I started a thread on making a tbh out of a...

    I started a thread on making a tbh out of a hollow log on another subject.
    So now Ill move this question to where it belongs.

    Ive cut my top bars and put grooves down the middle. Can somebody...
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    Thanks people, you have been great. I think Ill...

    Thanks people, you have been great. I think Ill go with the top bar approach with the custom widths. If I do this I will post pics.

    Now the technical stuff. The log is 35" long. Should I put a...
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    My buddy just cut down a tree. He has a section...

    My buddy just cut down a tree. He has a section that is 36" long. 18" outside Dia. 9" inside dia.(could be bigger inside dia if I pressure wash the inside). The outside is in fine shape.

    Can I...
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