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  • James Zitting
    When I have a comb I don t like, I usually mark the top of the bar, and slowly work it to the end to be culled when I harvest the honey. James A Zitting
    Message 1 of 12 , Jul 6, 2010
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      When I have a comb I don't like, I usually mark the top of the bar, and
      slowly work it to the end to be culled when I harvest the honey.



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      From: TopHive@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TopHive@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      thisis
      Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 10:35 AM
      To: TopHive@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TopHive] Re: New Guy





      Very interesting...Thanks for all the response -- I think they are doing
      well. I am going to let them go establish more new comb on the other bars
      and go back and work with what is in there now that is attached...

      The hair clip, interesting....

      Thanks Again -- Eric

      --- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      "owlsplace" <owlsplace@...> wrote:
      >
      > The hair clip is a new one on me but here is a video showing the
      technique:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myBsToAMnNk
      > Roger
      > Eastern Sierra NV
      >
      > --- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com> , "James
      Zitting" <james@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Someone sent in a picture of a big hair clip connected to the bottom of
      the
      > > top bar. You just opened the clip and clamped them to the comb. There
      was
      > > two per top bar, so the bees could build in around and connect to the
      top
      > > bar and then you could remove the clips.
      > >
      > > Does anyone know where that link is?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > James A Zitting
      > >
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      > > From: TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com>
      [mailto:TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
      Behalf Of
      > > tomzboxathotmaildotcom
      > > Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 7:25 AM
      > > To: TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [TopHive] Re: New Guy
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      > > --- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com>
      <mailto:TopHive%40yahoogroups.com> , "thisis"
      > > <yonahlandsittel@> wrote:
      > > > .... Oh, now what do I do, how do I gracefully detach the comb, and
      > > "train" them to do it right.
      > > >
      > > > Was putting their original comb in there a bad idea -- it was pretty
      full
      > > of brood so I wanted the little girls to make it...I am assuming the new
      > > bars they are starting will be to correct form.
      > > >
      > > > Any help would be appreciated. Yonah -- Ithaca, NY
      > >
      > > Yonah,
      > >
      > > Relax. It's okay the way it is. You've done well - it was a good idea!
      Live
      > > with two crooked top bar combs for the next few weeks. You have what,
      > > another 20+ or so top bars where they will even things out? The main
      thing
      > > is that you "rescued" locally adapted feral bees and gave them a safe
      place
      > > to reproduce.
      > >
      > > If they are making straight comb on the rest of your top bars, just let
      them
      > > be until in the normal course of events you can remove the wild comb. If
      you
      > > absolutely HAVE to do something about the two combs right away, James's
      > > suggestions are the way to go. You can also - within reason - bend the
      comb
      > > or slice it off a bit if you have to. But you don't have to, it sounds
      like.
      > > The way they sit right now is "correct form" enough for your little gals
      to
      > > get those brood grown up.
      > >
      > > The NEXT time, use Mike V's techniques or build some swarm-catching top
      > > bars/frames. Successful approaches have been documented using strips of
      > > cloth or tying with twine, twist-ties, thread, wire, rubber bands, or
      zip
      > > ties.
      > >
      > > good luck (and welcome!)
      > >
      > > Tom Warren
      > > Pleasant Hill, OR
      > > http://awholenotherbeeblog.blogspot.com/
      > >
      > >
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