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imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 am   Subject: Deleted
I can't see the pictures, are you sure they are public?
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imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Deleted
The most successful method I've experimented is roughly described here :
https://youtu.be/JzCIWhndEsY

The advantage is that you end up with an artificial swarm (and hopfully the queen) in you topb ...
  Topic: Multipurpose mini hktbh
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:32 pm   Subject: Multipurpose mini hktbh
imago... Very nice. I really like the idea of a saw kerf holding the follower board. Very clever. As long as the top bars are consistent widths I can see this working better than what I have for fo ...
  Topic: Thinking thru National Deep Nuc into Rose OSB
imago

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: Thinking thru National Deep Nuc into Rose OSB
I've updated my new hive according to the suggestions before.

http://i.imgur.com/M9NGTZ9m.jpg

I'll move 6 full Dadant frames tomorrow. If I spot the queen I'll try to catch her and let her in th ...
  Topic: Thinking thru National Deep Nuc into Rose OSB
imago

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:00 am   Subject: Thinking thru National Deep Nuc into Rose OSB
I currently have two 5 frames nucs in dadant hives that I plan to move into htbh.

What I do usually (yes, I did it many years, for warré and hktbh) is :
- during a sunny day when most foragers ar ...
  Topic: Multipurpose mini hktbh
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:57 pm   Subject: Multipurpose mini hktbh
This is a prototype vertical feeder.

http://i.imgur.com/zHr4Wy5m.jpg

I usually worked with standard horizontal feeders (I've some feeding bars with holes) but they require an deep roof, this one ...
  Topic: Multipurpose mini hktbh
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Multipurpose mini hktbh
I wanted to have a small version of the htbh that can be moved and that I could aslo use to host very small colonies. I also wanted to validate the design for the next full size hives I'm going to bui ...
  Topic: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:45 am   Subject: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
I've read through the linked pages. There are some interesting views but they never really get into the details of this extra maintenance.

I've two half dadant hives (originally bought to host dada ...
  Topic: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:57 pm   Subject: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
I'm curious to know where you read such things because I think it's the opposite.
  Topic: Center or End entrance?
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:00 am   Subject: Center or End entrance?
As catchercradle mentionned it, I forgot to add the advantage of side entrances is that you can host two colonies in the same hive.

I orginally started with Warré hives and made multiple tests over ...
  Topic: Center or End entrance?
imago

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:30 am   Subject: Center or End entrance?
Hello,

I have made two hives with central entrances and two with border entrances, although not directly on the border, rather on the front but at both ends with an entry sas as depicted before.
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