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  1. July 13 addendum, FOUND HER!

    I guess that OTS method really works, because I went out this evening to find a queen in the nuc! ;)

    Needless to say, I am very, very happy. Chalk one up to a new guy not finding the queen. I was...
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    Re: I finally got bee's in my topbar

    Congrats. It's exciting to get those bees in there.
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    Re: Queen Cell in a Laying Worker hive???

    Hi all,

    I really appreciate the help and comments here.

    On my comment on post 10, I wasn't communicating well and was messing up my math. I knew if it was capped, it had been hatched for 5...
  4. Re: June 5th update

    July 13 update


    Well, you sometimes just have to laugh at your own stupidity, or you'd want to slap yourself silly.

    I am making lots of mistakes, but loving the bees. I thought I'd share so...
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    Wide honey at top with brood

    I have all my topbars at 1-3/8". I know honey will be wider. As the girls build, I find that I get the customary band of honey at the top of the bar an dthen pollen and brood. But that honey is very...
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    Re: Queen Cell in a Laying Worker hive???

    True, but I'm not certain as to the age. It is at least 5 days since it is capped. So you'd just leave it? I really want to see it. Guess I'll just monitor it and steal the other frames out during...
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    Re: Queen Cell in a Laying Worker hive???

    I'm not sure it was the bar that I put in, and for it to be capped over already was something. I'm sure I'm missing all kinds of things. But loving this. It must be the frame I threw in. I was hoping...
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    Re: Queen Cell in a Laying Worker hive???

    Well, I gave it some eggs on Thursday last, and a bar of them a few days before. I didn't mark them and am uncertain now. I don't want to have a false "verified" instance of this. But I am curious as...
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    Re: Queen Cell in a Laying Worker hive???

    I'm not really thinking it is a viable queen, but had not yet heard of them building a queen cell over a drone. I am thinking of just taking a few frames from this hive everyday and add to my one...
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    Queen Cell in a Laying Worker hive???

    Hello all.

    To jump into this, I have a hive that I KNOW was full of laying workers. 8 and 9 eggs per cell, on the walls, on top of pollen, etc. Ugh-lee!

    But I got in there the other day ad saw...
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    Re: Dr. Wyatt Mangum top bar hive plans

    LittleJohn,

    You have good points. I wasn't sure about the origin of the 17", just knew it was a bit weird. The only reason I've tried to use that is because the other TBH keepers in the area use...
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    Re: Dr. Wyatt Mangum top bar hive plans

    Did we lose Clint? Hey bud, come back! Let's get you up and running!

    So, let me ask you..

    When you build yours, are you making the bottom 9-1/4" and then the top is 17.5", but did you take that...
  13. Re: Would anyone be interested if I streamed top bar inspections live?

    Haven't seen you on this morning.
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    Re: Dr. Wyatt Mangum top bar hive plans

    Well, isn't this interesting.

    Hive number 1 for me was built 5'4" long (the length of boards I had) and all holes (7/8") are on one side. I put a hole at each end and 3 in the middle with 3" in...
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    Re: Dr. Wyatt Mangum top bar hive plans

    Thanks for the response. I hate to thread hijack, but this is great. I know what you mean on the volume. I did the numbers to come up with volume per lineal inch of each design so I could compare...
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    Re: Dr. Wyatt Mangum top bar hive plans

    Awesome that you have the book on order. You'll see it probably the day you need it! ;)

    Wish I had tons of woodworking equipment. I have some decent stuff and love working with wood. Great on the...
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    Re: Dr. Wyatt Mangum top bar hive plans

    Clayton,

    I understand being the sort to just get a few details and being able to work on things. I love to extract information and go. But, my 2 cents, order the book. I didn't want to spend the...
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    Re: Transfer bees from Langstroth to TBH

    Exmar,

    Please let us know how it goes. Mine was an experiment, and I have learned from it.

    I am using 7/8" holes for all my entries so I can cork them. Well, I drilled 3 of them from the nuc...
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    Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    BeeAttitudes,

    Since you mentioned my words specifically, I'll respond to that.

    "Look at many studies on CCD and other problems for the bees and what do they point to? A combination of...
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    Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    By far if you have to buy something mulch would be the cheapest. When it turns to dirt remove it and put it in your garden and replace with new mulch.[/QUOTE]

    I do not have the beekeeping...
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    Re: Transfer bees from Langstroth to TBH

    I'm new to beekeeping as well. But I did have a mentor suggest a method of making a transfer frame like I have in the post below. I put a few pics of what I did. The bees attached the comb and it has...
  22. June 5th update

    Thanks Jones. Glad to hear how you do it. I need to just use my hot well water as well. The frames were made on the suggestion of the fellow mentoring me. He described it and I just slapped them...
  23. June 2nd update

    So here is today’s update.

    I was trying to care for other things, but never found the queen. New beekeeper. But I did find lots of eggs, so I know she is in there and working away. That was a...
  24. Re: New. Here is my experience so far. And what is this cell?

    Rob,

    Thank you for that explanation. That makes a lot of sense and helps me understand the girls better.
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    Re: How to get my honey chemical free

    JW.....wow, that is exactly the kind of information I was seeking. You read my mind. Thank you! I'm off to do some reading and thinking. We plan on keeping comb honey. Part of my reason for keeping...
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