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Offline TALittle

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Well, it's done. New Topbar hives
« on: July 17, 2016, 10:28:21 AM »
I have a ranch way out off the beaten path. (12 acres in the middle of 5000 acres of woods) I built two top bar hives from scrap lumber and last weekend placed them on the property. Total cost of the hives was $11 each.

I put the backer boards at the calculated location to provide 35l of internal space. Rubbed the chamfer molding on the top bars with bees wax, then put 8 or so drops of lemon grass oil on a cotton ball inside a ziplock bag with about 1" open and tossed it in the back of the hive.

Hives are facing south-south-east, so now it is just a waiting game. Hoping a swarm will move in.

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Re: Well, it's done. New Topbar hives
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 03:06:20 PM »
Looks great!   Good luck!
Robin Edmundson
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