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Topbar hive users.

This group is for people who are interested in learning more about topbar beekeeping.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: May 25

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Seasonal Laying Patterns 2 Replies

Hello All, On inspection of my only hive 2 weeks ago and again today my hive population seems smaller. There is a lot of honey production, and many vacated (dark cells). I did not find the queen or…Continue

Started by Jeannie Pace. Last reply by Jeannie Pace Jul 16, 2018.

Inspections 3 Replies

Hello All, Finally living a dream by installing my first package of bees two weeks ago. I gave the gals 9 days to settle in before making an inspection. I limited the hive to 8 bars as a starter.  I…Continue

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Started by Jeannie Pace. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Apr 13, 2018.

Questions about my hive 4 Replies

Hi friends,My most recent inspection of my backyard top bar hive revealed a couple of things that I'm wondering about.  I attended the last mentoring session with Lulu and Mark and learned A LOT,…Continue

Started by Emily Hurd. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Aug 18, 2017.

Awesome Site 5 Replies

Hi All,Here is an awesome site which contains a wealth of information about bees. http://scientificbeekeeping.comContinue

Started by Ivy. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Apr 28, 2016.

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Comment by Tammy Staley on June 21, 2017 at 4:36pm

I am interested in purchasing a T.J. Carr /Jason Fink topbar hive. If you have one you would like to sell please contact me. Thanks.

Comment by Tad Berlin on June 11, 2017 at 10:21am

Need a queen and some brood for a queenless hive. Thanks in advance to anyone who has advice for me.

Comment by Gretchen Rieck on May 25, 2017 at 11:57am

thank you Jeremy.  I will report back on how it is going.

Comment by Jeremy McKellar on May 24, 2017 at 6:21pm
That would probably be fine. Make sure it is a frame with eggs or less then 2 day old larva. If the queen is gone they can make a new one, if she isn't it will just give them a boost in numbers.
Comment by Gretchen Rieck on May 24, 2017 at 4:56pm

hello. I received a new topbar hive this year, and some carniolan bees in April. I was pretty much leaving them alone after making sure their queen had been released. something seemed amiss this week and I went into the hive, and I think the queen was lost, I don't see any brood.. (not skilled in ID'ing the queen by sight either) I have another top bar with Italian bees, doing well,...  so I was wondering what would happen if I put some brood comb from the Italian bees into the hive with the carniolan bees?  anyone know??

Comment by Jeremy McKellar on May 18, 2017 at 11:23am
Jerry I would be interested if no one has piped up yet.
Comment by Jason Fink on September 10, 2016 at 10:28am

Greetings top bar beeks, 

I picked up a few extra Boardman feeders, when I grabbed some for my own bees.  If anyone needs a feeder, I have them available for pickup at my house for $5.

Thanks,

-jas

 

Comment by Andy Young on August 15, 2015 at 11:42am

Starting to see some capped honey at last. Woo hoo!

Comment by Rhett Renoud on May 28, 2015 at 8:07am

So far, the new packages are dong well.  I feel comfortable adding 10 more hives for next year!  ;) 

Comment by Rhett Renoud on May 26, 2015 at 10:54pm

Great link.  Thanks for posting, Ivy. 

 

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