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    Which model would you recommend for top bar hives?

    Which model would you recommend for top bar hives?
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    Sure you could do that, but they will fill that...

    Sure you could do that, but they will fill that gap with propolis which you have to scrape out. Other option is just attaching it to the side walls. Its very sticky and messy and will kill whichever...
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    I have tried three methods so far in my too far,...

    I have tried three methods so far in my too far, hopguard 2, formic pro, and oav. Hopguard was a bit annoying because hanging it between two frames created a gap, I also think it's just not super...
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    It's the open feeder. I learned that lesson on my...

    It's the open feeder. I learned that lesson on my quarter acre property, it's just not enough space away from the hive for them to orient correctly and they just end up all over the place, on...
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    Wow thanks,great suggestion,wish I knew about...

    Wow thanks,great suggestion,wish I knew about this nursery years ago
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    Ahh eastern baccharis, I was wondering what that...

    Ahh eastern baccharis, I was wondering what that bush that looks like super late boneset was on the side of the parkway. Funny how different bees in different areas act towards the same plant. I...
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    Sourwood trees

    Hey there, I live planting for honeybees, and I'm thinking about what the ultimate late season nectar source for a native tree would be. Here in the NJ shore, black locust, black cherry, and tulip...
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    I guess one way you can assure not directly...

    I guess one way you can assure not directly hitting a comb is poking in the hole with a drill bit or stick before putting the pipe in
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    Half gram each location?

    Half gram each location?
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    Did you make the hole straight horizontal or...

    Did you make the hole straight horizontal or diagonal perpendicular to hive wall?
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    Provap 110 and top bar hive

    Anyone use this device in a top bar? Any modifications needed due to the wall being angled?
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    Sticky: Do you ever get issues with moisture rotting...

    Do you ever get issues with moisture rotting awake the woodenware faster in areas where the insulation wraps around the hive?
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    Sticky: Do you worry about the sun and rains effect on...

    Do you worry about the sun and rains effect on the insulation material? I was considering the same thing on my hives but wondered if they would have to be painted or protected in some fashion. It's...
  14. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    I'm going to try something new this year. Taking...

    I'm going to try something new this year. Taking a bucket of dry sugar and spooning it into the open cells of comb. Once properly filled, spraying some water onto them just to be slightly damp. I'll...
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    This makes me feel a lot better. I had in my mind...

    This makes me feel a lot better. I had in my mind that it would take a long time to fill up a hive but a month seems like plenty. I'm definitely requeening these guys next year. I dream of having...
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    Do you find they use them better if their super...

    Do you find they use them better if their super hard or if they're more crumbly? Or does it not matter?
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    Do you get issues with breaking comb trying to...

    Do you get issues with breaking comb trying to stuff the wet sugar in there?
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    Top bar hive, total volume about 40 liters,...

    Top bar hive, total volume about 40 liters, similar to a langstroth deep. About 5 frames of brood, and another 7 just empty comb. No easy way of feeding the required amount just from an inside feeder...
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    Bone dry nuc

    September's finished,and one of my new nucs from this summer has an enormous population of healthy looking bees and fresh eggs, but not a drop of honey in the hive. I'm sure the genetics of the queen...
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    Yup I'm actively getting rid of English ivy. The...

    Yup I'm actively getting rid of English ivy. The only flowering form is when it's mature on a tree anyway. Too bad clover can't compete in the shade
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    Shade ground cover nectar

    Hi all, I think it's a lot of fun to plant for bees and I like the maximize every niche in my yard. I have a large section of shady ground and I wanted to try to see if I could make it attractive...
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    I'm in Toms River and kept bees here for about 4...

    I'm in Toms River and kept bees here for about 4 years. I've never had an appreciable fall flow here in that time, hope it's just bad luck but I think it's likely just lack of goldenrod and aster in...
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    Mosquito spray companies

    Hey guys and gals. I've had a thought as I drive around my suburban town.i feel as if the signs for mosquito authority, mosquito Joe, mosquito shield and the like have exploded in the last couple of...
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    Minimum nuc size

    Hi all, I know this topic has come up in the forums a few times but im wondering if anyone has new thoughts on the issue. I've got 4 foot top bar hives which I am making two foot nucs out of. They've...
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    Do you find bees prefer to supercede towards the...

    Do you find bees prefer to supercede towards the tail end of the main years flow or is it equally likely throughout the year?
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