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Topbar hive users.

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

Members: 58
Latest Activity: Sep 11

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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

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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 Jerry Anderson on May 21, 2017 at 6:58am

I hope those work out for you. Thanks for picking up the wax last night. Sorry I had dinner going and we didn't have time to talk. Thanks for the rendered wax that I can use for my top bars. :-) ....    Must be nice to have kids home from school who need to work!  :-)

Comment by Jerry Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 11:32am

Jeremy -- You've got 'em!...   :-)   PM me and we'll make arrangements for you to get them.

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 Jerry Anderson on May 17, 2017 at 6:46am

I have a garbage bag full of old comb from my dead-out that has been in the freezer. We are just getting too old to mess with solar melting. Good, treatment -free wax for the trade of a wax bar to treat my top bars. ;-)

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

 

 

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