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So my TBH has been bearding like crazy the last several days. I believe that I need to open it and provide some more bars.

So should I open the hive while they are bearding or am I just asking for it?

Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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So will they be super defensive while bearding if I open the hive? Just trying to get a feeling for what I'll be dealing with.

I'm in the Hamilton area.
 

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More bees at home, more chances of getting stung. Proper hive manipulation should keep that to a minimum. Had any training? Other than by the bees?
 

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sqkcrk: No formal training, other than the bees and reading. That's why I built a hive and started keeping. I'm also going to join a club to get more hands on.

Michael: Thanks for providing the info, It has been incredibly hot here and we haven't had rain in a long time. I'm providing water, pollen patties, and sugar water. They have a screen bottom board, but I need to prop open the top cover a little to give them more vertical ventilation.

Thanks for the info everyone. They are more defensive, last weekend when I changed out their sugar water they were all over me. Of course to sqkcrk's point, I was probably rushing.
 
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