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Offline Grandma_DOG

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Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« on: May 11, 2009, 03:54:50 PM »
I did another cutout Saturday using a KTBH. I have to say, as rabid as I am about TBHs, they suck for cutouts. I may have to break down and buy Langs for other long distance cut outs.

This particular cutout was 2 hours away. Because the bars were new, with no propolis, they slid during transport. Notches would solve this in the future, but then it creates nooks for SHB.

There are 3 parts to the video, the first is here.


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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 09:04:19 PM »
Awesome Cut-out!
Some people like to watch paint dry, you like to watch wax melt...that's cool.

Excellent idea with the hair clip things...i will be using that technique, thank you!

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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 09:21:27 PM »
You just need "swarm ketching frames" for your TBH...
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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 10:55:02 PM »
Awesome Cut-out!
Some people like to watch paint dry, you like to watch wax melt...that's cool.

Excellent idea with the hair clip things...i will be using that technique, thank you!

Not original, I got the idea from a Polish Fellow.  I'm still playing with the size of the clip and if I really need 2 per bar.

Yea, the wax melt.... I like it. Maybe tho I should show that in fast forward for people.
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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 10:57:42 PM »
You just need "swarm ketching frames" for your TBH...

I'm all for that. Show me a design that's simple.

I gave some though to paint stir sticks (about 30mm) suspended below bars by string. Then I'd place the brood comb on the paint sticks and  a 3rd string would keep it upright.  But it would still suffer from rocking forces during transport.
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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 03:16:48 AM »
Excellent video..thanks for sharing your catch with us..now I find myself wondering if there are swarms in any of the old junky abandoned travel trailers I see out on the back roads.
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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 07:27:46 AM »
so how did the other two cut outs go?

did you spend the night??...........if so hope it was not in that travel trailer!!

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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 06:20:07 PM »
so how did the other two cut outs go?

did you spend the night??...........if so hope it was not in that travel trailer!!

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Lol, this was a different hive, the other 3 will be later, after I get a key to the gate.
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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 07:00:00 PM »
really good set of videos, and the review is a great recap.
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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009, 08:32:34 PM »
how did you come across those bees?  did someone give you a call?

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Re: Video of cutouts using Top Bar Hive
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2009, 10:45:48 PM »
how did you come across those bees?  did someone give you a call?

We were hunting their land for little black burnt rocks, as the video said. A meteorite fell there 15FEB09. I found a 15 gram specimen near that hive. I'm a meteoriticist amongst other things. Someone saw them and I inquired with the landowner if they wanted them gone.  They had already exterminated a hive in a disused trailer the previous year.
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