1390Positioning of TBH in the Yard & other Considerations
- Aug 1, 2008Hello,
My names David Sneiders & am in southern California. Community
gardening & basic wood working keeps me busy these days & now trying to
help friend & myself set up a hive as been many swarms here in southern
California earlier this Spring/summer.
Just finished contructing my 11" bottom-width x 17-5/16" top-width x 11-
9/16" height x 41" (exterior) TBH for friend. Has 10 - 1-1/4"x 16"
potential brood bars & 16 - 1-1/2"x 16" potential H. comb bars. w/
reducer makes 27 total bars (used reclaimed wood & some redwood from
hive tops). I understood that making the whole hive available at once
makes for challenge for bees to cool & or heat at first so is prudent
to start w/ less bars at first & set reducer. How many & what
distribution of bar sequence is good to start? Also didn't include
landing edge on front bottom entrance as read hive beetles are more
likely to find easier entry & skunks like as buffet board. Or would
landing be more productive in your experience?
In my excitement I realize am jumping the gun & first must get more
details on location details & position w/ hive entrance consideration.
Also its late in season & bees if don't luckily take up residence must
go out & capture swarm which I've seen one advertized on Craigs, but
not quite ready yet for, so hopefully someone near or more prepared can
aquire if nearby to San fernando Valley in Woodland Hils:
Gotta go make delivery, will check back soon.
Cheers, David in San Gabriel Valley, southern Calif.
- Next post in topic >>