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What to read?? and where to begin??

 
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Bobrm2
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Joined: 19 Feb 2015
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Location: Arkansas, Ozarks, USA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: What to read?? and where to begin?? Reply with quote

I've the hive body/top bars 95% completed. Still have to top to complete and the splines to embed in the top bars, then to coat the exterior (white pine 3/4 inch) with I think boiled linseed/bees wax. And the bottom fixture to complete and attach.

Bees arriving 13th of April. I don't have clue as to how to install or care for these new creatures (to me).

I've the "Bare Foot Bee Keeper" here as a pdf download. Others in the neighbourhood; north central Arkansas and close to Marshall, Ar, all use the "traditional" Langford hive. Not as concerned as I traditional go off on my own anyway. But, can someone give me guidance as to other books that would assist me.

One question: What do I use as sugar feeders?

My TBH is 47" long Top bars are 1 3/8 and 17 inches long. Built according to P. Chandlers instruction(s).

Queen is Italian.

Thank you in advance, of any and all advice.


Bob Root, USN, USA
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mannanin
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Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Essex. UK.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have not found it already, go to Michael Bush's site (www.bushfarms) where you will find all the info you need to get you started. Michael has a very practical approach and his material is all very clear and concise. No need to buy his book, all the relevant info is right there for you, free to view. Not just my opinion but Michael is very well respected and its well worth listening to what he has to say. Good luck with the bees.
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Bobrm2
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Bush Farms Reply with quote

thank you, on my way to his site.

Bob
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Manuel Robert
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look here : http://www.tbhsbywam.com/

Very nice book in my opinion especially for ktbh.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went back to his web site, glad I've ordered his book. thanks of the heads up.
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