Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: One thing we have now noticed is that the hives with high mite loads are all in polystyrene hives. At first glance the TBH's are very impressive, but over a couple of seasons their total honey yield is far below that of standard Langstroths. August 17, at 8: As for moisture being the killer, well, too much of anything can be bad, whether it be heat, air flow, food -- whatever Then reconsider what has been said here recently.
Top Bar Hives
The excluder bar has also been used with 5-bar deep "supers" to grow queen cells. Can queen excluders or queen barriers be used in tbh's? Lay a sheet of thin plastic as used in weatherproofing or onplastic-sheet greenhouses over the top bars, leaving about 1. Lol its not my choice to use horse hair brush its the only one I have atm: Dave mentions Japanese hives too? I have tried supering by removing a tb at the front of the hive to allow the bees to go up to the super.
Alberta Beekeeping, Pollination, Bees & Honey -- by Allen Dick
They seem to work very well. What species or strains of bees have been found best for use in tbh's? That way, if the lower sheet is propolized to the bars, and the upper sheet to the bottoms of the combs above, the sheets willl just separate when you lift the super off. If a good honeyflow is on and the weather is good, smoke probably would not be necessary with my Italian bees but I use a little anyhow.
Description: I got into beekeeping several years ago when, while walking down the street, I saw a neighbor friend on her front porch painting a bunch of large wooden squares. If the bees build cross-combs it is not such a problem , as the combs do not require removal for inspection. For Italian honeybees, the width of the tb should be 35mm, for African bees, 32mm. The best way for me to get queen cells is to use the method described by Marty Hardison in "Developmental Beekeeping", No.