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  Topic: Colony collapse disorder
Laurieston

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:15 pm   Subject: Colony collapse disorder
Check the top of the brood comb cells for white deposits. If you are seeing quite a lot of that, then varroa is the likely cause of demise, if not, it is something else.

Hallo Barbara.

Can you ...
  Topic: Broodless in the TBH - what to do?
Laurieston

Replies: 2
Views: 4557

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:38 pm   Subject: Broodless in the TBH - what to do?
3 weeks ago all was well in my TBH with two colonies side by side, both with good stores and good brood. I was confident that all would be well for the winter - too soon it seems.!!

Last weekend ...
  Topic: Mould in TBH - what to do?
Laurieston

Replies: 5
Views: 7899

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:23 pm   Subject: Mould in TBH - what to do?
A little advice please.

A warm day today, although not as warm as Sunday when both colonies in my TBH were gathering pollen. I as concerned that there is less to see now than then, and almost noth ...
  Topic: Length and height of TB and artificial swarming
Laurieston

Replies: 16
Views: 23912

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:00 pm   Subject: Length and height of TB and artificial swarming
If (or when seeing how addictive beekeepingis!) I build another TBH I will consider making the top width the same width as a traditional hive from which I would probably get new bees. This would mean ...
  Topic: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
Laurieston

Replies: 7
Views: 14253

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:41 pm   Subject: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
Decided to do nothing. Well not nothing, but rather let the bees do their thing. I have found out several times with them over the last 3 years that my decisions are often not in keeping with theirs ...
  Topic: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
Laurieston

Replies: 7
Views: 14253

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:08 pm   Subject: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
Thanks for your responses and questions.

Okay. The TBH has two colonies in, the original, which I cut and chopped last year and the captured swarm which swarmed from the original in May.

Origina ...
  Topic: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
Laurieston

Replies: 7
Views: 14253

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:52 pm   Subject: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
One of my two HTB colonies seems to be shrinking almost daily. No dead bees on the floor to be seen and still some brood being laid and raised. However, there are now so few bees left that I doubt t ...
  Topic: Where did my bees go? Can't have swarmed?
Laurieston

Replies: 1
Views: 4475

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:22 pm   Subject: Where did my bees go? Can't have swarmed?
My HTB has been going well all year, has been completely full for months now. However, when I peeped through the window last week I saw several empty frames. This looked just like when the swarmed e ...
  Topic: swarmed and caught - back into TBH - an unartificial swarm
Laurieston

Replies: 4
Views: 6968

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:33 pm   Subject: amazing
the more I learn the more amazed I am at these creature. And the more honoured I feel to have the privillage to spend time with them. How on earth did they become like this?

Thanks for the info.
  Topic: swarmed and caught - back into TBH - an unartificial swarm
Laurieston

Replies: 4
Views: 6968

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:38 pm   Subject: swarmed and caught - back into TBH - an unartificial swarm
2 days ago the colony in my tbh swarmed out - I saw it was coming, but giving more space wasn't enough to prevent it. Today we found the swarm, lying on the ground in a patch of nettles. I put them ...
  Topic: Transferring into a HTBH - when?
Laurieston

Replies: 0
Views: 3222

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:15 pm   Subject: Transferring into a HTBH - when?
Now Spring has arrived (fingers and toes crossed), and I am more confident that I have colonies enough I want to transfer a colony from a traditional (German Segeberger) Hive into a HTBH. I successfu ...
 
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