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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Does anyone know if bees on the outside bottom of the screen bottom board is normal? Usually there are some bees there, but yesterday there was a dramatic amount. My top bar hive is new (3 months old) and still have some empty bars in there. I saw the queen a few days ago, and everything looked...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hi: I have decided to put a top bar hive in my backyard. I plan on making it this winter, ordering bees in January and hopefully setting it up in April. Any suggestions or ideas are welcome. I also have a great personal interest in honeys and have a website dedicated to honey, especially honey...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    While going through the hives today, I realized that I had changed over the two seasons I've been working these hives. I'm more careful now to close the space up between bars that I have inspected before I take out the next one. It occurred to me how much easier this is than leaving them spaced...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Have lots of beetles in comb, no screened bottom board in top bar hive, which is in full sun. What to do?
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Management for swarm control in a horizontal tbh. Can we hash it over here a bit? As the spring SLOWLY warms up, and the maples bloom here, I am wondering about how to manage my TBH to control swarming. I have been talking with other top bar beeks recently on and off the forum in an effort to...
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