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  1. For Sale
    200 1 1/2 story colonies on bee pallets. Equipment good. 80% 2019 queens, all Italian. Very gentle Had mite treatment mid August. 80%+ wall to wall and heavy. Can meet in southern Wyoming, middle New Mexico, west Nebraska, anywhere in between. $140 each. Must take all! Respond p.m...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi all, I thought I'd start off by saying THANK YOU to everyone here. I have dived deeply into learning about beekeeping and bees, this place being a large source of that. I have kicked the idea of beekeeping around for several years and am now in place to do so! I've built my own Long...
  3. Splits/Combines
    Hi, I am fairly new to this. I have 2 top bar hives, one just split on its own last week and left. I checked my other one and I see queen cells. I do not want to lose half of these bees too as I have an empty Langstroth I would like to put them in. I have also one other langstroth that I just...
  4. Bee Forum
    Good day, 3 out of my 3 hives have wintered alright they're working now. I've seen a lot of different instructions and videos regarding "spring inspection". People do all kinds of things including switching bottom and top bodies. all of my hives are Langstroth(1x10 framer and 2x8 framers)...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi All I am new to bee keeping, and was just wandering, I have built a kind of upside down langstroth with the brood box on top of the supers and the queen excluder above the super and below the brood box. Is there any reason why this would not be a good design? Any suggestions will be much...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! I am looking to put in a couple hives in the spring and am new to the beekeeping world. I'm located in the Texas Panhandle. I need to ask a few questions and was hoping yall could help me out. #1. How prone are bees to swarming? I'm sure it depends on the species and environment. I'm...
  7. Welcome Forum
    Took some time off from building our Silo house. went to bee class at MSU. built langstroth hives, watched 100's of how to's vids, ordered 2 nucs. wish us luck! Looking for bee keepers close to us in Michigan.
  8. Bee Forum
    Hey All- We updated our website and included all of our langstroth equipment for sale. It is all made from cypress wood and really well made with finger joints. We will assemble and paint equipment for you if you would like. We have top bar equipment and some really great folding hive stands...
  9. Photo/Video Gallery
    Over the past month, we noticed that our top brood box was becoming “honey bound”. Honey bound simply means that the box has so much honey that the queen has no where to lay eggs, thus continuing brood production. The problem arises when the queen decides she needs to relocate part of the hive...
  10. Bee Forum
    So I have a top bar hive that is doing well, made by Bee Line apiaries. I also have several 5 frame deep Nuc boxes laying around along with a few deadout double deeps (10 frame equipment). I want to use the top bar to make splits...what is the best way? The top bar is roughly 48" long and...
  11. Equipment/Hardware
    Combination of Langstroth & TBH - reality for possible future hives, or a disaster? Hello all. I don't have as much experience as everybody else out here so if this question seems ridiculous - let me know why. The other day I was 'trolling' the posting trying to enlarge my knowledge and...
  12. Bee Forum
    Can anyone give me a lead on buying Langstroth Hive parts in the Dominican Republic? I am moving to the DR in the next few months and I hope to continue my backyard beekeeping. I will need to get some hive parts and I would prefer to get them in the DR. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tom
  13. Equipment/Hardware
    So I made some frames today, was really hoping I'd be able to make them cheaper than I could buy them. Not sure if any one has tried this, (if you have, I'd love to hear the outcome) but I wanted to post for feedback. I've been having trouble getting my TBH's to move horizontal (first year...
  14. Welcome Forum
    Hello all! I am very interested in beekeeping. The more I read, the more interested I get. I have a step-brother that is a backyard beekeeper and has recommended a top-bar hive. I've been reading 2 books (Beekeeping for Dummies and The Beekeepers Handbook). Both books recommend the...
  15. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    I just started my two foundationless langstroth hives two weeks ago and one of them is building comb that is perpendicular to the the frames. Should I cut it out and tie it back parallel or take it out altogether? I'm having hard time finding how to manipulate comb with thousands of stinging...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    I have two packages I started out last week in foundationless nucs, mostly because open Lang hives were not available. I plan on switching them over to a regular Langstroth hive with foundation. They are for someone else, I would just keep them in all foundationless if it was up to me. Should I...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    For a year I have been researching and reading up on beekeeping in preparation for my first season. I recently purchased and installed 20 3# packages of bees but due to some dire issues I could not assemble the frames before I installed my bees so I went with a top bar style frame in a...
  18. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Sorry if this is a major debate and I just sparked another bonfire....but I haven't seen any posts on this particular yet. I thought the major benefits to TBHs were 1) calmer bees, because you don't expose more than 1 bar at a time, but Warre hives don't appear to have this feature, since the...
  19. Welcome Forum
    Hello all. My wife and I live in the mountains of NC. We love it here. We got started last year in beekeeping with 1 Langstroth hive. We now have 8 from splitting, swarms, and 1 package. Beekeeping is very exciting. We love it so far. Not sure we'll be taking any honey off this year or...
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