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  Topic: Top Bar Hive Bees buidling on TOP of top bars and the lid!
autenrietha

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:44 am   Subject: Update and Thank You!
So, I set out some wasp traps but apparently didn't need to. After we put a new bottom board on the hive the bees got right to work and "removed" any wasps. By "remove" I mean we a ...
  Topic: Top Bar Hive Bees buidling on TOP of top bars and the lid!
autenrietha

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:14 pm   Subject: Comb removed from top and lid but may now have wasps
Ok, so when I got back into the hive the next day they had built even more in the lid than I thought. I removed the biggest pieces of comb and put them in a tray which I was able to put below so that ...
  Topic: Top Bar Hive Bees buidling on TOP of top bars and the lid!
autenrietha

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:59 am   Subject: Thank you and additional questions
Hi Barbara,
Thank you so much for your help.
I will begin working on removing all the comb above and placing it below. You mentioned you may be able to give some advice on how to attach the comb to ...
  Topic: Top Bar Hive Bees buidling on TOP of top bars and the lid!
autenrietha

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:32 pm   Subject: Top Bar Hive Bees buidling on TOP of top bars and the lid!
So, I'm not sure if this truly qualifies as an emergency but my bees have been very busy building away and now seem to have begun building into the top space of the top bar hive (above the bars). I be ...
 
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