Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina
- As long as you respect bee space this works.
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On May 11, 2013, at 11:09 AM, "Kewisch, Jorg" <jorg@...> wrote:
> Can you cut a queen excluder to size and use it in a THB, or will the bees cover it with wax?
> From: TopHive@yahoogroups.com [TopHive@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Susan Kegley [skegley@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:44 AM
> To: TopHive@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina
> 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
>> government that owns your liberty and just rents it back to you for a
>> while at election time."
>> -- John Ransom, columnist
>> Joe Caracausa
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