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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I enjoyed the top bar design thread of late, though many posts discussed the use of 1/4 spacers which I don't totally understand. Can someone explain to a new beek when and how top bar spacers are used and why they are useful, as compared with just using plain top bars with no spacers? Thanks...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    it was finally warm enough 70, and calm enough to risk keeping the hive open; I only open a 2 bar width. Everything looks pretty good I can see all the empty used brood cells which is most of the hive. approx 12 bars with full combs 1st bar empty send bar started. OK I forgot to look for the...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi all, Once more here is a newbie with questions! So about 2 weeks ago I was worried about my hive slowing down comb building, and got some suggestions from you guys, a few being maybe try to feed 1:1 sugar water. I placed the feeder about 2 feet from the hive, and they did not touch it for...
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