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  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:52 am   Subject: 15 bar TBH
I was also curious about creating a 2nd entrance or moving the entrance to the super area so they have to use the space to go through it, it seems this is the way m bush supers his tbh.
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:24 am   Subject: 15 bar TBH
Yeah, it s hard to know what they will prefer. I was interested in the other post you mentioned, another keeper had success from a super. Do you know if there was much different. does the amount of sl ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:01 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
I also was given a bs nuc at same time, but it was a national type so i now have a 3rd hive which is in a bs nat, that went crazy filled the brood chamber and also 2 supers that was after i was writin ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:58 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
HI che,
They came into the super and glued any gaps. but they did not bother to build and comb or stores, so nothing yet.

How did your bees and supers do? maybe i need more gaps for bees to come ...
  Topic: Natural bee keeping group in West London (Twickenham)
ValBee

Replies: 5
Views: 11974

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:29 pm   Subject: Natural bee keeping group in West London (Twickenham)
Hi, to the west London group, I have some top bar hives and know of a few other tbh in west London. Not seen them post here yet though. Based in Hayes.
  Topic: anyway to rescue this disaster?
ValBee

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:43 pm   Subject: anyway to rescue this disaster?
Have you read McCartney post and seen his vids on you tube named outofabluesky? He lives in Texas and suffers from heat induced comb collapse too. You will find useful tips and ideas from his vids on ...
  Topic: Sub-Standard Nuc
ValBee

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:04 pm   Subject: Sub-Standard Nuc
Make it clear that an infection no matter how small is not acceptable to you and you would like a replacement of a clean brood or a refund. Tell them if it had a note saying small amount of infection ...
  Topic: Idea based on trap out
ValBee

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:44 pm   Subject: Idea based on trap out
That's interesting, I got it from the basic assessment notes of pests and robbers. I am interested in others experiences, if this is not true that's good to know.

I had some mice in my garden, but ...
  Topic: Idea based on trap out
ValBee

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:16 pm   Subject: Idea based on trap out
I heard about the pest of bees in autumn and mice being an issue. I heard that bees will abscond and abandon a hive if they can smell a mouse. so this sounds like a possible way to avoid a cut out or ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:51 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
Johno, thanks for your comment re linseed oil. Seems you are correct. Although it says boiled linseed oil on the label, it does have a minimal VOC. Content, which is worrying and I won't use it again. ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:48 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
I cant do another hive as i dont have any wood at present . That will be the ideal solution when I get a chance. I am still interested in experimenting with a top bar brood and a honey super and see h ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:42 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
here is the before and after i supered ...

before

http://i61.tinypic.com/2s93urb.jpg

after

http://i58.tinypic.com/295z9cx.jpg

here come the girls

http://i57.tinypic.com/wb9iqe.jpg
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:23 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
here is the super and spacer over the slots and sealed with a crown board inside so the bees do not get into roof space.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2lcpuub.jpg
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:19 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
remove 2 full length spacers from first 2 top bars and replace with just 2inch spacers to seal ends. this ensures no robbers can get in.
The girls are itching to come and explore straight away, also ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:17 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
I saw yours Che and i thought it was interesting.

Here is a national super and my spacer, as my half hive is 25,1/4 inch long. The super is 18" so i made a spacer 7.1/4 inch to fill gap and ma ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:04 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
Sure and while you wait for me to load the pics have a look at the hive here.

http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=24949
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:44 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
I decided I would try to see if I could do a quick fix. And I have found that a national super fits perfectly on top and I made a spacer to fill the other 7 inches and the lid fits nicely back on top, ...
  Topic: 1 follower board & end entrance Q's
ValBee

Replies: 5
Views: 8152

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:06 pm   Subject: 1 follower board & end entrance Q's
Hi i started a year ago with same type of hive with end entrance. You really don't need more than 1 follower board and you need only 1 entrance, make sure the other is blocked.
just let them be, to ...
  Topic: Inspecting Tbh
ValBee

Replies: 4
Views: 5538

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:25 pm   Subject: Inspecting Tbh
That sounds interesting not swarming in 2 years. So why is that? What kind of hive is it and what reason has it not swarmed as my colony is expanding and swarming every year and doubling in size each ...
  Topic: Inspecting Tbh
ValBee

Replies: 4
Views: 5538

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:44 am   Subject: Inspecting Tbh
How often are people inspecting their TBH? I was doing weekly inspections for swarm, but see little signs recently and the last 5 weeks I decided to go to a fortnightly view. They didn't want me there ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
ValBee

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:10 am   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
I am treatment free, I got my first split from a treatment free TBH last yr in May. They had come through winter strong with no signs of varroa damage.

I read a lot on M bush site, and was interest ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:14 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
I have seen a few tbh hives on u tube with supers on top. Mainly in America.
Has anyone tried this, as a new tbh is a lot more work and wood that I do not have right now. I have been keen to build a ...
  Topic: Basic assessment.
ValBee

Replies: 5
Views: 6867

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:00 pm   Subject: Basic assessment.
The BBKA run a basic assessment, which seems like a good thing to take as its general basic knowledge, the only thing i notice is that they want to test your skills on a national hive there seems to b ...
  Topic: 15 bar TBH
ValBee

Replies: 30
Views: 42282

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:26 pm   Subject: 15 bar TBH
Hi All,
Time for an update, i now have 2 colony in TBH.
1 full size TBH and1 half length TBH which was a demo hive but became needed for a split as my main top bar hive had produced a queen cell.
...
 
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