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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I'm just curious for all you top-bar beekeepers, did you learn to keep bees with the traditional Langstroth hive first or did you start out with a top bar hive? If top bar was your first, how would you rate the learning curve? This is my first year keeping bees. And I began with a top bar...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I just hived these bees 6 days ago....great progress. Built out comb on several bars!!!! http://picasaweb.google.com/kathy.e.gibson/NewTBH?feat=directlink
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello all. After installing a 3# package of bees and queen last week into a new TBH, I found the queen (marked and clipped wings) about 10ft from the hive with a small cluster of bees around her. Couldn't tell at the time if she was alive or not, decided to get my veil and do a thorough...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi everyone. I will be receiving my package of buckfast bees in a day or so (they've already shipped from TX). I will be hiving them in a new top-bar hive. I've gotten tips from some beeks to use the standard process of hanging the queen cage between a couple of frames and allowing the...
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