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2652Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina

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  • Susan Kegley
    Mar 26, 2013
      Yes, I'm running into the same thing, and having to take at least a
      little brood at the same time. Is it just my queen (who seems to use
      every comb for the brood nest) or is this pretty normal?


      On 3/26/13 7:32 AM, Joe Caracausa wrote:
      > In my opinion, the main drawback to TBH is that there is very limited
      > space and you have to rob honey almost twice a month (maybe weekly) to
      > keep the bees from running out of space. I tried building a 'super'
      > that ran full length of the TBH box, but it was also very impractical.
      > I used 'frames' going the long way and there was not a good way to get
      > honey out of them. I used empty frames with a strip of foundation
      > along the top. I am sure there has to be a flexible TBH system that
      > can allow for less intervention during the honey flow, but I have not
      > seen one yet.
      > "A government that controls your mortgage, your student loan, your car
      > loan, your retirement savings, your healthcare, your right to own
      > property and to defend your liberties- with a gun if necessary- is a
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      > while at election time."
      > -- John Ransom, columnist
      > Joe Caracausa
      > jcarac@... <mailto:jcarac%40aol.com>
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: R Prosser <reprosser@... <mailto:reprosser%40yahoo.com>>
      > To: TopHive <TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 9:13 am
      > Subject: Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina
      > I will have to look into the option of being able to accept Lang supers.
      > Kinda seems like a conflict in purpose? Maybe a hybrid is the better
      > solution?
      > What is the benefit of adding Lang supers instead of expanding
      > lengthwise? Flexibility could be a good thing. Are the Lang frames
      > foundation-less?
      > I would probably build the TBH with the option (sizing?) to accept
      > supers - even if I did not decide to use them. It should not hurt
      > anything.
      > rick
      > ________________________________
      > From: roger g <toad08551@... <mailto:toad08551%40yahoo.com>>
      > To: TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:55 AM
      > Subject: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina
      > i have several topbar hives and langs. topbars seem more docil when
      > working. I build my own and use plans from biobees.com. i like this
      > stile much better. i have one like less's and never put bees in
      > someone gave me. I'm donating it top a 4H group this spring. I just
      > made one this winter that will accept 2 lang honey supers I hope to
      > try out. roger NJ
      > --- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Maureen Russell <maureen.schoolcraftrussell@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I recommend les crowder's plans his website www.fortheloveofbees.com
      > .I have built all my TBHs following his plans.
      > >
      > > Sent from my iPhone
      > >
      > > On Mar 25, 2013, at 1:26 PM, "REP" <reprosser@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Hi all
      > > >
      > > > Just getting started with bee keeping this spring. Have hooked up with
      > > > local bee keepers, taken classes, ordered material (Lang, gear, etc)
      > > > plan to install two nucs in a couple of weeks. Most (all?) of the
      > local
      > > > bee keepers use Langstroth hives, so I will start learning with them,
      > > > and have the support and guidance of the locals.
      > > >
      > > > I also want to build a TBH to experience the differences in the hive
      > > > styles. I plan to build my own - as I have time - and if I happen to
      > > > catch a swarm, they will have a chance to reside in the TBH.
      > > >
      > > > I will be monitoring the group and reading to get as much
      > knowledge as I
      > > > can.
      > > >
      > > > rick
      > > >
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