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  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
philbert

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:20 am   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
I have a theory that bees living a Langstroth hive (with a solid floor) won't move down into a space with an open bottom. The new hybrid hive has a solid bottom, so that may be a contributing factor a ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
philbert

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:14 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Hi everyone,

After 11 months of waiting for the bees to move down, I got impatient and decided to build a hybrid hive with a Lang box at one end, similar to what Trevody describes http://www.philar ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
philbert

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:44 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Yeah, it's been another three weeks or so, and there's still no suggestion they're going to move down Sad

I guess I'm building a new hive that can take the Langstroth frames. I have a stock of old ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
philbert

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:30 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Thanks for that info and those links, Trev. I will study them closely.

I think I may have seen one of those threads previously, or at least something similar because I wondered about constructing ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
philbert

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:40 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
So it's been a couple of weeks now, and the bees are yet to build comb in the TBH. They are definitely building their numbers (so the hive is healthy) and each night there is a grapefruit-sized clust ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
philbert

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:54 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
I built a modified Chandler HTBH to fit my existing Langstroth box, and allow the bees to move downwards into it in their own time. I took this photo just after lifting the box off its baseboard and ...
 
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