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When first starting out with a package of bees how many top bars do you start with? All of them?

Mike A.
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My TBHs (and many others) need ALL bars in place or else there will be unintentional holes/entrance/exits in the hive. They are similar to the ones here ....
http://www.bushfarms.com/beestopbarhives.htm

You could fabricate a divider/folllower board that replaces one or more bars, but I didn't see any advantage to that. From my point of view, that just gives small hive beetles additional places to hide from the bees.
 
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