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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello all! Hope you're having a good Sunday! I have a few questions/concerns that I would really appreciate y'alls input on. :) 1) When I see talk of adding upper entrances, is that in addition to the small notch that is already on the inner cover? Or is that only for those who do not have...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I live in St. George, Utah, the northern extent of the Mojave desert, with temps in the 100s for a number of days. I have a TBH with holes drilled in the side. The bees will not build comb past the closest hole to the brood and may have already thrown off a swarm, but seem to be working...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi Everyone - I'm new to beekeeping and the forum; thanks for all the great info in here. I installed my bees at sunset day before yesterday. They've been bearding all around the entrance right from the start. Checked at 9:00 last night, 60 degrees out, still there. There is a feeder...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello, I have only one top bar hive I started in late May. They have drawn out about 14 bars of comb and I do see capped honey. My question is I only have two 3/4 inch holes for an entrance. Should I add more holes for them? My hive is 4 ft long with 15 inch bars, it just seems like its...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello Everyone, I just bought a used TBH that consists of the main box with sloped sides and the top bars. I have a few questions about it and am hoping for suggestions based on your expertise in a California-like coastal environment. It does get hot here (90's) for a few days in the summer...
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