Our Kenyan Top Bar Hive has a Cordovan queen now. She is a beauty! I did not get any pictures as we / I made 24 splits and 2 package bees for the workshop before the afternoon rain. So is this the only TBH with a Cordovan lady? How many workshops teach TBH? There are nearly a hundred new beeks at the class so it is getting exposure. One of the splits was in a Tanzanian TBH.
leave a top bar out where you want a feeder with a 1 to 1 3/8 inch hole through the outer cover and set the feeder on top, I thought about hiring a design engineer but in the Marine Corps the best path is KISS keep it simple stupid!
We inspected the TBH for the first time. The new queen is laying nicely. The girls had built a little comb and superceded our beautiful Cordovan queen. I forgot to take pictures again. There will be plenty of cameras next workshop.
The feeder idea is interesting....but I wonder if they will build alot of cross and burr comb with bars missing. It's an interesting idea as feeding inside like I do takes up alot of hive space. I am looking forward to seeing how this works out as they fill er up.
Please keep us posted.
They have not build burr comb where the bars are out for feeders yet. I add Honey B Healthy and Amino B Booster to the sugar syrup. I was mainly feeding so they would draw comb quickly (still 2:1) and build out for the Winter. They have enough so I stopped feeding. I prefer not to feed when they can work for themselves.
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