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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hi! I'm brand new to this - so I'm very glad to find a forum of experts! The title is a bit tongue in cheek as I am actually trying to figure out what could go wrong - just to be(e) ahead of the game... Yesterday I transferred a wild colony from a cooler to a Langstroth Hive. Here is a picture...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi, guys! So I'm trying to go foundationless. My set up so far is a hive body that consists of a deep (with foundation and no problems.) It was time to expand the brood box, so I put on a new box with foundationless frames and then on my next inspection, I opened the hive to find.... this...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I really like the Top Bar Hive concept, but keep on seeing time after time where folks end up with comb problems (i.e. cross comb). Another objection is the difficulty of extracting honey, while trying to save the comb. I had this idea of using some sort of wire mesh to provide a guide for the...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    First time TBH beek. I've had nothing but problems with cross comb ever since installing my package on 5/16 & I'm almost at my wits end. They have 4-5 bars completely cross combed at this point, even after doing several manipulations in which a lot of comb was destroyed. I tried getting them...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hive info: 2 months old, 8 frame, Italian, screened bottom, feeding whole time, brood box 100% full of brood, pollen, sugar-water honey, not much for pollen pants but we have lots of flowers and weeds So a week or so ago, I added the second brood box to my new hive. The foundationless frames...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I just did my first inspection and it did not go that well. I forgot my hive tool and the feeder was hard to pry off the frames from the propolis but once the frames were exposed it looks like combs are being built between the frames (is this cross comb?) I had difficulty removing the first...
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I've been reading the previous posts regarding cross comb, but I'm still not really sure what to do. I'm brand new and started this from a swarm, so I'm totally relying on reading blogs, watching videos and asking you experts!!! I have a unique situation where I moved my hive after about 5-6...
  8. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Hello, [Short Version] New beekeeper here. Bees are building comb across bars. What's the best way to deal with it? Thank you! [Long Version] This is my first year of keeping bees. I love it! Installed three packages of bees this spring into three Warre hives. Everything went great. Bees...
  9. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello all, This might be lengthy, but please bear with me, I need advice! This is my second year with my top bar hive. Got my first 3lbs package last year, and had a wonderful summer watching them grow. Had no problems with them at all, they were always very docile. This hive is about 10 feet...
  10. Bee Forum
    Ok, so this is my first hive and I'm obviously doing something wrong. Good top bar hive, good bees, very docile and productive. Healthy fat combs, that are partially connected to the top bars next to the main bar they are on. The scene in there is a cluster ****. I can't lift the bars with out...
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