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  Topic: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
Martin White

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:44 pm   Subject: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
Thanks Barbara, for the detailed guide, l will let you know how I get on.
Martin
  Topic: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
Martin White

Replies: 4
Views: 2279

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:03 pm   Subject: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
I am uncertain about what to do. Any advice ?
  Topic: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
Martin White

Replies: 4
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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:34 pm   Subject: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
I have a swarm in a Top Bar Swarm Trap for the last 4 days. I intend to transfer it to a TBH in about 4-5 days time. The TBH site will be 100 Meters+ from the site of the swarm trap. Will I need to m ...
  Topic: Over Wintering Brood box and Super
Martin White

Replies: 9
Views: 11862

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:17 pm   Subject: Over Wintering Brood box and Super
Last question, do you take splits, artificially swarm, or just let them swarm, watch for same and collect/swarm traps etc. ?
Thanks for all your help, and not for the first time.

Martin
  Topic: Over Wintering Brood box and Super
Martin White

Replies: 9
Views: 11862

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:49 pm   Subject: Over Wintering Brood box and Super
Barbara,

Do you leave the same super on each summer / year as part of your extended brood chamber. Do you replace/harvest some of the frames from that super iin spring/early summer ?

To have no ...
  Topic: Over Wintering Brood box and Super
Martin White

Replies: 9
Views: 11862

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:23 pm   Subject: Over Wintering Brood box and Super
Barbara,

Do you over winter all your Langstroth hives with a super? Do you ever have to feed ? Do you insulate your hive in winter ? Do you add a queen excluder in Spring when you add a 2nd super. ...
  Topic: bearding at night in late September
Martin White

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Views: 8892

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:57 am   Subject: bearding at night in late September
Thanks Barbera as ever.

I will try to improve ventilation and add en eke.I will also Change my practice next year and leave a super on for the winter, as you do. How do you introduce the queen exc ...
  Topic: bearding at night in late September
Martin White

Replies: 10
Views: 8892

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:28 am   Subject: bearding at night in late September
Barbera,
I took the honey/supers off 3 weeks ago, only a brood box on all 3 hives.2 off the hives bearded all night last night.Both strong hives. Should I put a super with extracted comb, and feed ...
  Topic: bearding at night in late September
Martin White

Replies: 10
Views: 8892

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:12 pm   Subject: bearding at night in late September
I have persisting significant bearding on the front of my Langstroph Hives in the last 2 weeks at night. I took off the supers 4 weeks ago. The weather has been much warmer than usual for Sept.I know ...
  Topic: HAVE I GIVEN THE BEES ENOUGH ROOM IN A NEW TBH ??
Martin White

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:19 pm   Subject: HAVE I GIVEN THE BEES ENOUGH ROOM IN A NEW TBH ??
I TRANSFERRED BEES , A SMALL/MODERATE SIZE SWARM,FROM A TB SWARM BOX [A ROOMY KENYA SHAPE, 10 BAR BOX FOR 8 WEEKS.] , TO A NEW TBH. SOME OF THE COMBS [X9 TB's HAD COMB.] HAD TO BE TRIMMED AS THE SWAR ...
  Topic: Moving a TBH
Martin White

Replies: 3
Views: 3818

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm   Subject: Moving a TBH
Thank you all for your advice and very useful tips. such a great resourse.

Martin
  Topic: Moving a TBH
Martin White

Replies: 3
Views: 3818

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 pm   Subject: Moving a TBH
I wish to move a TBH to a different site about 70 meters in distance. Do I have to move it > than 3 + Kilometers first, and bring it back later.

Martin
  Topic: How/when do I transfer/move a Swarm from my bait hive.
Martin White

Replies: 1
Views: 3596

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:47 pm   Subject: How/when do I transfer/move a Swarm from my bait hive.
I have probably a virgin swarm in my Bait Hive since yesterday. I have all ready hived swarms x4, all caught, from my original x3 National Hives. I have put x2 into TBHives, all seem settled.
A smal ...
  Topic: HIVING A SWARM IN A TBH
Martin White

Replies: 5
Views: 5083

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:35 pm   Subject: HIVING A SWARM IN A TBH
Many thanks, for all the help, and the joy in sharing knowledge,and experience.

Martin
  Topic: HIVING A SWARM IN A TBH
Martin White

Replies: 5
Views: 5083

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:12 pm   Subject: HIVING A SWARM IN A TBH
Thanks, J for your help, I have fed them, and removed the Queen excluder, when should I inspect them, to see if the Queen is laying, they are now 10 days in the new hive.

Martin
  Topic: HIVING A SWARM IN A TBH
Martin White

Replies: 5
Views: 5083

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:57 pm   Subject: HIVING A SWARM IN A TBH
I HIVED A SWARM LAST YEAR AND IT ABSCONDED AFTER 5 DAYS..

I HAVE CAPTURED A GOOD PROBABLE 1o SWARM THIS WEEK END, FROM ONE OF MY LANGSTROPH HIVES, AND I HIVED IT IN A TBH. I HAVE PLACED A QUEEN EXC ...
  Topic: Insulating the Roof of a Top Bar Hive.
Martin White

Replies: 4
Views: 5781

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:16 pm   Subject: Insulating the Roof of a Top Bar Hive.
Fellow Beeks,
What is the preferred insulation for the roof space in a top bar hive, is it necessary and also should I insulate the side spaces, the hive is contained in the mid 1/3 of the Hive
Mart ...
 
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