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  Topic: TopBarHiveProgress is looking good.
beegraham

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:50 pm   Subject: TopBarHiveProgress is looking good.
My four colonies each seen bringing in copious amounts of yellow pollen today 12thOctober. 19DegC and part sunny weather. Fed with fondant and syrup over the past six weeks but I believe they have ple ...
  Topic: Three top bar hives doing well
beegraham

Replies: 1
Views: 325

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:49 am   Subject: Three top bar hives doing well
Feeding syrup but no honey harvested to date. Hopefully I shall do so next year.
Very Happy
https://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/three-top-bar-hives-doing-well.html
  Topic: Cathedral top bar hive August update
beegraham

Replies: 0
Views: 269

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 pm   Subject: Cathedral top bar hive August update
Very Happy Lot of coming and going buzzing along nicely here.http://moggo-blog.blogspot.com/2017/08/cathedral-top-bar-hives-august-activity.html
  Topic: Cathedral Top Bar Hive Progress
beegraham

Replies: 2
Views: 668

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:16 pm   Subject: Cathedral Top Bar Hive Progress
Better news of my four TbH in a secluded Apiary:
http://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/topbarhive-progress1stjuly.html
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  Topic: My TopBarHive in Devon UK
beegraham

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Views: 431

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am   Subject: My TopBarHive in Devon UK
Three TopBarHives now occupied - One empty and one just gone queenless due to novice handling - Four hives in total - There is so much to learn but for what its worth my Blog tells all in greater det ...
  Topic: Laying Workers Help!
beegraham

Replies: 5
Views: 1342

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:31 pm   Subject: Laying Workers Help!
I inspected and pictured this comb out of my top bar hive today. On zooming into the image its clear the cells have multiple new laid eggs and grubs that most likely are drones. I suspect the hive to ...
  Topic: En-block handling of top bars
beegraham

Replies: 0
Views: 509

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 6:29 pm   Subject: En-block handling of top bars
I found a solution to the handling of cross combed bars as explained here:
http://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/ Very Happy
  Topic: Cathedral Top Bar Hive Progress
beegraham

Replies: 2
Views: 668

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:14 am   Subject: Cathedral Top Bar Hive Progress
Embarassed Embarassed is the title of the emoticon an so it is with my four Cathedral TBh- Overcomplex construction and not as easy to handle as the straightforward flat top TBH. I have devised a way o ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
beegraham

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:04 am   Subject: New Top Bar Hive
Very Happy Thats a great design so simple yet so effective.
  Topic: BaitHiveSuccess
beegraham

Replies: 1
Views: 621

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:43 pm   Subject: BaitHiveSuccess
Placed this bait hive about 15' lashed to the tree and delighted to find a swarm moved in the very same day.
http://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/success-with-bait-hive.html
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  Topic: December 8 - Activity
beegraham

Replies: 0
Views: 2069

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:46 pm   Subject: December 8 - Activity
A few days ago sub zero temp drove bees off the colder entrance side stores. Today they are all over the cooler stores Images here on my Blog: http://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  Topic: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
beegraham

Replies: 22
Views: 18313

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:40 pm   Subject: Cathedral hTBH build and early progress
Convinced this is a first rate design I have now built a further three Cathedral type hTBH to be ready for the spring 2017. For images etc. see herehttp://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/how-to-mak ...
  Topic: The Plight of the Bumble Bee
beegraham

Replies: 1
Views: 1344

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:15 pm   Subject: The Plight of the Bumble Bee
Spotted today in a St Ives Gallery:-[img]https://goo.gl/photos/2eM15exv9eJuyuAp9[/img] Sad
  Topic: Cathedral / Barn style hTBH
beegraham

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Views: 1390

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:43 pm   Subject: Cathedral / Barn style hTBH
I joined the Newton Abbot Bee Keepers association and was met up with this very warm and helpful group. Soon afterwards I was lucky enough to get a shout to capture a swarm and here I am with a grow ...
  Topic: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
beegraham

Replies: 22
Views: 18313

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:59 pm   Subject: Cathedral Top Bar hive progress
Since I placed a swarm into my top bar hive on July 17th it has grown and seems to be flourishing. 5 well developed combs and two fresh ones.
http://moggo-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bee-progress.htm ...
  Topic: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
beegraham

Replies: 22
Views: 18313

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:17 pm   Subject: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
P.S. I have used Ash and Western red Cedar with the top half roof clad outside with a double skin plastic roofing. Wood is approx 7/8 in thick and plastic 3/8in. painted white. A sticky floor tray of ...
  Topic: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
beegraham

Replies: 22
Views: 18313

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:47 pm   Subject: Cathedral top bar hive
I have just finished one and I intend stocking it with Nuc or swarm at the end of June. On hols abroad at present otherwise I would have stocked up already.
It is a fascinating design to be sure a ...
 
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