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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have two top bar hives I built from kits and managed for several years before my employment took me away from beekeeping for a few years. Now I'm back and cleaned up the hives and bought two boxes of bees. 1. I dumped the bees in to a space about 5-6 bars wide, removed the cork from the queen...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have 3 new single deep hives and a double nuc made from an old 10fr deep. I also have 3 big hives double deep and 3 supers or more. I am wondering the best placement or spacing for them in the apiary. My concern is robbing, now and especially later in the summer. Yes, robber screens and yes...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I plan on using the honey frame excluder method in my TBH, always keeping an empty 1 1/4" bar in front of the honey frame and a 1 1/2" empty bar behind the honey frame. I currently have ten 1 1/4" bars stacked in the front of the hive. How do I know when the bees are transitioning from brood...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, I'm a first year beek. I am also a longtime woodworker, so I decided to make several boxes myself. After using a commercial box or two as a guide and studying all the diagrams/plans for making hive components, I've got several pieces ready to go. Question is this: why is there almost...
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