2440Re: [TopHive] Swarm transfer to top bar hive
- May 25 6:30 PMThanks, that's so funny because I have been subscribed to the barefoot beekeeper for a while but only started listening to it this week. Thanks, I'm excited to know I can do it now!
From: Traci Perg <tgperg@...>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 20:22:49
Subject: Re: [TopHive] Swarm transfer to top bar hive
That's how I got my first two hives. It's going to be fine. Let me send you
http://picasaweb.google.com/tgperg These are my photo albums. There's a lot
of albums about the bee hives.
http://www.youtube.com/user/tgperg?feature=mhee This is my youtube channel.
There's some bee videos there.
Do some web searching. There are lots of people online who know a lot more
about bees than I do. Phil Chandler wrote The Barefoot Beekeeper and he's
got lots of stuff online. I used his plans to build my TBH. I think his
YouTube id is biobees. His videos are great. So are outofabluesky's. He's a
beekeeper in Austin.
When I made my top bars I just coated them with beeswax down the middle and
the bees drew their own comb just fine. Best of luck to you.
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM, lutz919 <lutz919@...> wrote:
> Some bees have chosen a new home in my mother in laws tree and for some
> reason she doesn't like that. I have never cared for bees and was hoping
> that this could be a start for free bees and to save them from being killed
> as she can't find anyone in our area to take them. My husband is willing to
> make a swarm trap and top bar hive. I wanted to know if this would work and
> if they need pre-made comb in order to survive or if I could put them in the
> hive without the comb. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am excited
> and nervous about adopting these ladies and want to make sure I do
> everything right and keep them happy.
"We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be
of G-d and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;
perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck
down, but not destroyed"
2 Corinthians 4: 7-9
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