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Dean Donley
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Top Bar Help!!
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So I have a new swarm that's setting up in my Top Bar.  I inspected things last week & there were 2 combs that were stuck together.  Today I looked & now there's 3 built together on 2 top…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anita Amstutz Jun 29.

 

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Anita Amstutz replied to Dean Donley's discussion Top Bar Help!!
"Well, 99% of being a beekeeper, like the bees, is to be adaptive and resilient:)"
Jun 29
Dean Donley replied to Dean Donley's discussion Top Bar Help!!
"Hey Anita so I did try & separate them and you were right one come broke off.  I took some bailing wire & I actually tied the piece to a top bar.  When I inspected it the following week the bees had re-attached the comb to the new…"
Jun 29
Anita Amstutz replied to Dean Donley's discussion Top Bar Help!!
"I've had a hive build crazy combs. in the summer heat I made the horrible mistake of trying to separate them and everything collapsed. These days, I just leave them alone til Spring or move them to the back of the brood so perhaps they will use…"
Jun 29
Dean Donley is attending Jan Ankerson's event
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June Mentorship at the Open Space Visitor Center at Open Space Visitor Center

June 22, 2019 from 9am to 11am
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure to RSVP (you must be an ABQ Beeks member to RSVP). First come, first served. If you can't make it, kindly remove your name so the next person in the list can attend. Please prepare accordingly: wear light colored clothing, closed-toe shoes, long…See More
Jun 21
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Top Bar Help!!

So I have a new swarm that's setting up in my Top Bar.  I inspected things last week & there were 2 combs that were stuck together.  Today I looked & now there's 3 built together on 2 top bars.  How do I separate without pulling them lose from the top bar?  See More
Jun 2
Dean Donley joined Jefferson's group
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Topbar hive users.

This group is for people who are interested in learning more about topbar beekeeping.See More
May 22
Dean Donley is attending Jan Ankerson's event
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May Mentorship At the Coors Open Space Visitor Center at Open Space Visitor Center

May 25, 2019 from 9am to 11am
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure to RSVP (you must be an ABQ Beeks member to RSVP). First come, first served. If you can't make it, kindly remove your name so the next person in the list can attend. Please prepare accordingly: wear light colored clothing, closed-toe shoes, long…See More
May 22
Dean Donley is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
May 22

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About me:
Retired USAF & currently commercial hot air balloon pilot.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87120
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
UYAWNT2@yahoo.com

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