1749RE: [TopHive] 2 topbars
- Jun 1, 2009Luckily my bees are all behaving and the comb they are building is right
on the bars so far. All my entrances face south, not sure if that means
anything to bees or if that's just us two-leggeds looking for reasons
But Michael Bush's suggestion is just what you did - put new bars
between straight bars and they seem to do okay at that point.
I'm curious as to what your top bars look like - do you have a guide
line, or guide bar of some kind?
-- Christy Hemenway
GOLD STAR HONEYBEES
"It's not about the honey, Honey - it's about the Bees!"
Progress might have been all
<http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/434.html> right once, but it has
gone on too long. -- Ogden
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From: TopHive@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TopHive@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 11:22 PM
Subject: [TopHive] 2 topbars
I starated 2 topbar hive couple weeks ago. #1 a large swarm freind
brought me and they started building comb like crazy, several bars first
week ,looked great and straight
#2 package installed next day,much slower and building crookedcomb.
Tried staightening week ago and lost some off bars cause soft and tour
easy. today checked again and still building crooked.cut some small
parts of and staightened other. put a new bar between couple i
straightened. would this be a good idea where ever i do this,hoping they
will build new straight?roger NJ
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