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  Topic: Feeding in new tbh
Safronsue

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:01 am   Subject: Feeding in new tbh
Thanks. I also found phil's video on YouTube on the subject.
  Topic: Feeding in new tbh
Safronsue

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Views: 7964

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:45 am   Subject: Feeding in new tbh
Ok. Sensibly put. Thanks.
Now how do I go about it?? Off to research ....if someone can point me in right direction....😀
  Topic: Feeding in new tbh
Safronsue

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:39 am   Subject: Feeding in new tbh
hi, I'm getting a bees for my tbh this weekend from a friendly commercial bee keeper here in greece. The chap knows nothing about tbh's and is using trad methods and moving his hives from place to pl ...
  Topic: hive/comb subsitution for beginner
Safronsue

Replies: 6
Views: 9185

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:51 pm   Subject: hive/comb subsitution for beginner
Great video, thanks for that, I can see how it's done. Also found Phil chandlers chop and crop. I am waiting to talk to a local beek and will see what he suggests and get back to you. Thanks for you ...
  Topic: hive/comb subsitution for beginner
Safronsue

Replies: 6
Views: 9185

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:42 am   Subject: hive/comb subsitution for beginner
My tbh! very proud. Thank you Phil Chandler for the plans

i'm in Greece, no one knows about top bar hives, they tend to have 100 langstroths on a hill, and they are always men. They will roll th ...
  Topic: Bar preparation
Safronsue

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Views: 8956

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:09 am   Subject: Bar preparation
ok thanks. I will do what has been tested and just rub with bees wax. it smells so nice anyway.

I take your point on olive oil going rancid but i think that's when it is in concentrated form, o ...
  Topic: Bar preparation
Safronsue

Replies: 5
Views: 8956

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:57 pm   Subject: Bar preparation
Is regular wood glue ok to use for glueing on guide strips to bars? Also, I obtained some beeswax today but have no linseed as Phil recommends but plenty of Virgin olive oil. Would this be a suitable ...
  Topic: entrance position on chandler tbh
Safronsue

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Views: 11550

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:08 am   Subject: entrance position on chandler tbh
Thanks for the kind welcome and advice and 2 other posts from around the globe on the same issue. Solidarity! love the Internet.

I like the idea of multiple corked accesses and will go with that. ...
  Topic: entrance position on chandler tbh
Safronsue

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Views: 11550

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:25 pm   Subject: entrance position on chandler tbh
Hi, i'm making my first tbh and first foray into bee keeping. I'm confused about where to put the entrance. I understand Phil's central entrance position is not thought ideal, so where? Everything' ...
 
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