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  Topic: Timing for Splitting a Hive?
Labow

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:41 pm   Subject: Timing for Splitting a Hive?
Thanks for the tips. I've heard that it's best to wait until there is an egg in the cell, and then split the hive. But going back to my original question, if they have eggs available (but not yet move ...
  Topic: Timing for Splitting a Hive?
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 948

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 pm   Subject: Timing for Splitting a Hive?
Thanks for the responses. The cells are on the sides of the combs, not in the middle. I thought supercedure cells are built in the middle of the cells?

I don't think it's unusual to have swarms at ...
  Topic: Timing for Splitting a Hive?
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 948

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 am   Subject: Timing for Splitting a Hive?
I was wondering how people know when it is time to split a hive, assuming they're building swarm/queen cells? I have a tendency to wait too long, and then I'm out catching the swarm (and bugging my ne ...
  Topic: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Labow

Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:44 am   Subject: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
There were eggs in the cells when I checked on Friday so everything looks good for now. Thanks for all of the help!
  Topic: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Labow

Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:35 pm   Subject: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Thank you so much for the write up! This is great information. I knew the basics of why they swarm, but this year was the first time I've had multiple swarms from the same hive so close to each other. ...
  Topic: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Labow

Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:43 pm   Subject: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Thank you for all of the information Barbara. I didn't realize that the drones don't necessarily need to be from the hive that the queen is in. If they're not in the hive how do they find her? Pherom ...
  Topic: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Labow

Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:13 pm   Subject: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
I wanted to add a little information, and ask another question. This hive has swarmed twice this season, and they were fairly close to each other. I'm not seeing any drones (just looking through the ...
  Topic: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Labow

Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:01 pm   Subject: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Oh, great to hear! As far as numbers, there are definitely less then normal, but it still seems like a decent amount. They've all moved to the front half of the hive for the past several days, maybe b ...
  Topic: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Labow

Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:19 am   Subject: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm
Hi,

One of my hives swarmed about three weeks ago. I opened up the hive today, for the second time since the swarm, and Im still not seeing any eggs. I also did not see a queen, but I really wasn ...
  Topic: Small Pieces of Wax in Honey After Processing
Labow

Replies: 2
Views: 869

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:53 am   Subject: Small Pieces of Wax in Honey After Processing
Okay great! Thanks for the response
  Topic: Small Pieces of Wax in Honey After Processing
Labow

Replies: 2
Views: 869

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:24 am   Subject: Small Pieces of Wax in Honey After Processing
Hi,

When I crush and strain my comb/honey I get these little tiny pieces of wax in the bowl. The openings in my strainer are really small, so I guess my question is, is this normal or do I need a n ...
  Topic: Couple of Questions about Processing Honey
Labow

Replies: 0
Views: 6482

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm   Subject: Couple of Questions about Processing Honey
Hi everyone,

I had two questions about harvesting. The first is, is it better to process the honey and store it in a jar now, or is it better to leave it in the comb on the bar until I am read for ...
  Topic: How do you Treat your HTBH with Mite Away Quick Strips
Labow

Replies: 0
Views: 6574

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 pm   Subject: How do you Treat your HTBH with Mite Away Quick Strips
Hi,
I was wondering how people treat their hives with Mite Away Quick Strips? I can't find much information, and the company doesn't have any recommendations. The only think I've heard of is someone ...
  Topic: Anyone using Creosote Bush Smoke for Varroa? Other organic?
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 2746

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:38 pm   Subject: Anyone using Creosote Bush Smoke for Varroa? Other organic?
Thanks for the responses. I've done some additional reading on creosote, and have decided against it. However, I should point out that I'm talking about burning the creosote bush, not what is produc ...
  Topic: Anyone using Creosote Bush Smoke for Varroa? Other organic?
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 2746

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:20 pm   Subject: Anyone using Creosote Bush Smoke for Varroa? Other organic?
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has used Creosote Bush smoke to treat their hives for varroa mite? I've heard it works well, and is a safe/organic treatment.

Does anyone have any other organic ...
  Topic: Swarm Prevention Management Question
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 6740

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:37 pm   Subject: Swarm Prevention Management Question
Actually, I dont really have space for another hive, and so I don't think a split would work. But, if I can find someone who wants the bees I guess I could split the hive and then give the bees away?
  Topic: Swarm Prevention Management Question
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 6740

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:01 pm   Subject: Swarm Prevention Management Question
Thanks for the responses.

Catchercradle, you said they'll likely swarm unless I split them or do something else to think they have already swarmed. Do you know of other things I can try?

Barb ...
  Topic: Swarm Prevention Management Question
Labow

Replies: 5
Views: 6740

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:37 am   Subject: Swarm Prevention Management Question
Hey everyone,

I have two TBHs that were started mid-April. They're both getting pretty full at this point (one has 4 bars till full, and the other 7, hives are 4ft long), and so I'm starting to wor ...
  Topic: Possible Queen Cell in New Hive?
Labow

Replies: 3
Views: 6069

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:36 pm   Subject: Possible Queen Cell in New Hive?
Thanks for all of the info Barbara. I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens.
  Topic: Possible Queen Cell in New Hive?
Labow

Replies: 3
Views: 6069

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:44 pm   Subject: Possible Queen Cell in New Hive?
Oh, and if this is a problem, is there something I'm doing to cause it?
  Topic: Possible Queen Cell in New Hive?
Labow

Replies: 3
Views: 6069

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: Possible Queen Cell in New Hive?
Hi,

I put a package in this hive on April 15, and so far it's been looking good. I went and checked on them today, and I saw drone cells on two bars (out of 12), and one of the combs had a larger ...
  Topic: Trying to Learn from an Unsuccessful First Year
Labow

Replies: 7
Views: 7513

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:16 pm   Subject: Trying to Learn from an Unsuccessful First Year
Thanks everyone for your suggestions/comments.

I'll set up a second hive for this year for all the reasons you point out. Plus, more honey! Would you all suggest having an empty hive to split h ...
  Topic: Trying to Learn from an Unsuccessful First Year
Labow

Replies: 7
Views: 7513

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:06 pm   Subject: Trying to Learn from an Unsuccessful First Year
Hi everyone,

I started my first hive last Spring (horizontal top bar), and I ended up with an empty hive by the end of the summer. Id like to try again this Spring, and so Im looking for some ad ...
  Topic: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the San Francisco Bay Area?
Labow

Replies: 4
Views: 4301

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:08 am   Subject: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the San Francisco Bay Area?
i guess i missed the emails for these few last replies. thanks for all the info.
  Topic: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the San Francisco Bay Area?
Labow

Replies: 4
Views: 4301

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:40 pm   Subject: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the San Francisco Bay Area?
Hi everyone,

I'm starting my first hive this month, and have decided to go with a Top Bar hive. I was wondering if anyone in the Bay Area has a top bar hive? I would love to connect and maybe you ...
 
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