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  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:00 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Photos of the bees changing the entrances to how they want them!
Top entrance
http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag427/carlandpetra/DSCF5933_zpshho3pfe7.jpg
Bottom entrance
http://i1374.photobuck ...
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 17
Views: 32471

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 11:21 am   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Hello Mal.

Glad your Top Bar Hives are doing well, it is stunning how quickly they build.
I have no idea yet about the brood box as I have not looked, apart from the one super being lifted I have ...
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 17
Views: 32471

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 6:34 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Ah smoke.......well I do not use smoke as we usually do the hives first thing in the morning and find the bees are no problem.

This time we had the smoker lit and handy.....and forgot to use it.
...
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 17
Views: 32471

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:19 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Last year I shook a swarm into the Perone and have basically ignored it to let them get on with what they get on with.

As I had not put a quilt in to the top I was concerned that I might not be abl ...
  Topic: Basic hTBH construction question
Carl and Petra

Replies: 9
Views: 17360

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:07 pm   Subject: Basic hTBH construction question
Then i first looked to build my hive i went to the timber yard and was stunned at how much cedar cost. I then went and found a timber yard where they actually cut the trees to planks etc. I then got ...
  Topic: Top bar nucleus
Carl and Petra

Replies: 7
Views: 8893

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:02 pm   Subject: Top bar nucleus
Thank you trek mate,

So, would I be correct in thinking that it matters really not when i do this in respect of the colony management?
  Topic: Top bar nucleus
Carl and Petra

Replies: 7
Views: 8893

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:54 pm   Subject: Top bar nucleus
Thank you trek mate,

So, would I be correct in thinking that it matters really not when i do this in respect of the colony management?
  Topic: Top bar nucleus
Carl and Petra

Replies: 7
Views: 8893

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:54 pm   Subject: Top bar nucleus
Thank you Madasafish, i was wondering if i could put them in the new hive, in the evening, and then place a load of leafy branches to the front so when they emerge they re-orientate?

Glad i can re- ...
  Topic: Top bar nucleus
Carl and Petra

Replies: 7
Views: 8893

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:10 pm   Subject: Top bar nucleus
Hello all.

12 days ago I had a swarm enter a bait box on the roof of my house. Since then there has been a lot of activity so I am happy they are doing what they do.
My intention is to then put th ...
  Topic: Bait Hive stolen N.Yorks
Carl and Petra

Replies: 22
Views: 30835

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:31 pm   Subject: Bait Hive stolen N.Yorks
I think you are lucky abroad, you have laws for bee keeping.

In England there is only the Bees Act 1980 and that really only relates to inspection of bees for disease and powers of entry to allow ...
  Topic: Swarm hived 16 days ago no pollen
Carl and Petra

Replies: 15
Views: 19412

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:20 pm   Subject: Swarm hived 16 days ago no pollen
I also had a swarm hived , within a day of yours actually , on the 6th.

As a comparison they were hived in to a Perone hive with only prepped top bars.
In 4 days i saw pollen on its way in and sin ...
  Topic: Bait Hive stolen N.Yorks
Carl and Petra

Replies: 22
Views: 30835

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:29 pm   Subject: Bait Hive stolen N.Yorks
Although, a wild creature reduced into possession can be stolen. A good argument exists for theft of bees from a bait hive.

The sole purpose of a bait hive is to reduce bees into possession therefo ...
  Topic: Bait hive
Carl and Petra

Replies: 1
Views: 4777

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:08 pm   Subject: Bait hive
Hello all,

On the 16th May i set out a Top Bar bait hive i made on the roof of my bungalow in the vague hope it would actually catch a swarm.
Happily it appears to have done so as yesterday Petra ...
  Topic: beginner
Carl and Petra

Replies: 1
Views: 3881

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 3:05 pm   Subject: beginner
35 f.

I have not seen my bees move when it is that cold, until warmer i would expect them to just sit there. Without food in comb i don't know how they will fare with what they have from the packag ...
  Topic: Selling Top Bar Hives
Carl and Petra

Replies: 6
Views: 9721

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:21 pm   Subject: Selling Top Bar Hives
For me making them myself was the only way to go.

However if you can sell them crack on.

In the process of starting making my own the thing i found hardest was sourcing wood at a reasonable pr ...
  Topic: Screened bottom
Carl and Petra

Replies: 9
Views: 12449

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:09 pm   Subject: Screened bottom
That was interesting.

I noted over the last winters that with the solid floor in place that water pooled on the botton board so i kept a close eye on this as i did not want too much condensation fo ...
  Topic: Screened bottom
Carl and Petra

Replies: 9
Views: 12449

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:00 pm   Subject: Screened bottom
I say go mesh.

The bees won't suffer from air but may from condensation judging by what you say of your climate.

If you do decide to go with a mesh floor it will be very easy to fit a bottom bo ...
  Topic: Storing prepped top bars.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 1
Views: 5598

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:26 pm   Subject: Storing prepped top bars.
I had prepped top bars ( with strips of foundation) sitting about that were bound to get damaged. Now they can be stored safely until needed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Carl01/TopBarBo ...
  Topic: Unused hives as swarm traps?
Carl and Petra

Replies: 3
Views: 7398

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:07 pm   Subject: Unused hives as swarm traps?
I don't see why not. My Warre hive was left out after i built it last year and it attracted a swarm.
  Topic: Is it a swarm?!
Carl and Petra

Replies: 7
Views: 11887

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:03 pm   Subject: Is it a swarm?!
From my limited experience of watching my bees preparations for swarming from my top bar over the last 2 years i would say they are getting geared up to swarm.

Mine did much the same, and to throw ...
  Topic: Making a split
Carl and Petra

Replies: 20
Views: 23405

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:36 pm   Subject: Making a split
Ha ha who would have thought. Thanks for clearing that up.
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 17
Views: 32471

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:04 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Fuzzy Bear,

Yes, full size. All supers placed on top. I read loads last year and decided this was something i wanted to try.

It is very exciting catching them and actually housing them so i have ...
  Topic: Tiny wasp nest in Perone roof
Carl and Petra

Replies: 0
Views: 6307

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:09 pm   Subject: Tiny wasp nest in Perone roof
How rude.

I built this lovely hive for some bees and a damn rude wasp went and built a nest in the roof space, needless to say a bamboo cane dealt with it pretty sharpish!

It is about an inch ro ...
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 17
Views: 32471

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:58 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Hello all.

THis post starts over at Horizontal top bars with 'Making a split'. THings developed from there to a swarm and the swarm being housed in My Perone so it was more appropriate to note it h ...
  Topic: Making a split
Carl and Petra

Replies: 20
Views: 23405

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:39 pm   Subject: Making a split
Hi,

I am off to the Perone forum for the thrilling conclusion to this split story. It is now more appropriate there.
  Topic: Making a split
Carl and Petra

Replies: 20
Views: 23405

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:23 pm   Subject: Making a split
Thank you Flybry.

They have settled at about 5 foot off the ground on a climber attached to a wall frame.

If anyone has a good idea for getting them from here into a box i would appreciate it.
...
  Topic: Making a split
Carl and Petra

Replies: 20
Views: 23405

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:14 am   Subject: Making a split
ODD....post above says frog window...i have typed kitchen and checked it yet the post says frog?...OMG it has done it again..f r o g it what i typed?

OK i give up here goes again...k.i.t.c.h ...
  Topic: Making a split
Carl and Petra

Replies: 20
Views: 23405

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:12 am   Subject: Making a split
...and at 10:50 this morning they swarmed again, this time from the new hive.

Weather if clear and fine , a lovely sunny day at 18 degrees c.

Luckily they have chosen to settle by my kitc.hen wi ...
  Topic: Original KTBH - Nearly 5 Years On.
Carl and Petra

Replies: 8
Views: 13935

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:57 am   Subject: Original KTBH - Nearly 5 Years On.
Hello Mannanin,

I am reading with interest, I am new to this top bar hive management now only having the bees in since June 2012.

I am still pondering the solid / mesh floor. I have fitted stai ...
  Topic: Making a split
Carl and Petra

Replies: 20
Views: 23405

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:12 pm   Subject: Making a split
Perfect, thank you.
 
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