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  Topic: Cross comb repair fiasco
rainman1962

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:01 pm   Subject: Cross comb repair fiasco
Would it work just to slide the cardboard between the two existing boards instead of attaching the spacers on each side? Also if that would work than why not place the cardboard between more boards i ...
  Topic: Cross comb repair fiasco
rainman1962

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 4:28 pm   Subject: Cross comb repair fiasco
I used a groove filled with wax but I did it several weeks before I got my swarm. I gave them 8 bars to start.

How about this idea...I just put the spacers in yesterday afternoon. What if I remove ...
  Topic: Cross comb repair fiasco
rainman1962

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 7:35 am   Subject: Cross comb repair fiasco
I guess the pressing question now is, should I remove these spacers or leave them be?
  Topic: Cross comb repair fiasco
rainman1962

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 4:51 am   Subject: Cross comb repair fiasco
Well, I did an inspection for the first time after receiving the bees 2 weeks ago. I have about 10 bars in my TBH. Low and behold every bar is cross-combed. So after watching several videos on how ...
  Topic: How many openings
rainman1962

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:49 pm   Subject: How many openings
Actually they are from a neighbor's swarm. Does that change anything? I fed them for a couple days but the weather turned warm and there was a flow on so I removed it. Weather got cold again Sat so ...
  Topic: How many openings
rainman1962

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:52 pm   Subject: How many openings
I am using a TBH as outlined by Phil. I have had the bees over 1 week now and I have added 2 more bars as they appear to be pretty active. Until yesterday, I only had one hole open. Should I open a ...
  Topic: moisture droplets on top bars
rainman1962

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:57 am   Subject: moisture droplets on top bars
I got my first swam of bees last week and today I removed a couple of the top bars to see how they are doing. The bars I removed had no comb but there was water forming droplets on the underside. Th ...
  Topic: syrup problems
rainman1962

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:15 am   Subject: syrup problems
I am new to beekeeping so I am very grateful for any and all advice! I received my first swarm yesterday!!! I am using a syrup feeder (Phil Chandler's video) in my TBH for a day or two until they get ...
 
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