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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Top Bar Hive in my Future!

This weekend should be sunny and warm. I am cleaning and painting hive boxes on Saturday.

Then on Sunday, my multi-talented son-in-law, Jeff, is going to help me build a top bar hive a la Sam Comfort and Phil Chandler. I am so excited. I have downloaded Phil's plans and am set to buy wood. Tomorrow I hit Home Depot for the supplies and then on Sunday we will go to Jeff's father's workshop where there is a table saw and a router. Whoo hoo!

I don't know where the bees will come from to go into this top bar hive, but I plan to be on a swarm list and perhaps a hive of bees will find me.

4 comments:

  1. I hope it stays warm!

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  2. You will love your TB Linda, I get an enormous amount of pleasure from watching the bees in mine and knowing I am keeping them in as close as their natural habitat as possible. I am having 3 more TB`s built at the moment, another for me with a longer window in the back and 2 to put on an organic farm not far from here.
    I hope it is getting close to spring for you, very hot and humid here, I can`t wait for autumn . .

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  3. Linda,

    I put some of your blog posts in the latest Apis Newsletter http://home.ezezine.com/1636_2/. I also like Phil Chandler's take on top bars.

    Malcolm the Weight Guesser in Georgia
    http://apis.shorturl.com

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  4. Thanks for the shout out, Malcolm. I enjoyed meeting you in Florida and seeing you again so soon at GBA.

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