I have 4 TBH's (Picture of Apiary
). The first two I installed and hung the queen between two top bar's. I was then told quickly that it was the wrong thing to do, so the next day I released the queens and got the queen cage out of there. Yesterday I installed two new packages and pulled the cork on the queen during the installation process and laid the queen cage on the bottom of the hive for her to get out. Today, both of those hives are empty and the bees are no where I can find them.
I built the top bar hives according to the same plans. The only difference in them is with the first one I tacked 1/4"x1/4" square wood to the top bars for a guide and the 2nd one I glued popcicle sticks into a groove I cut. The glue I used was Titebond Wood Glue. It says cure time 24hrs, they dried for about 36hrs.
Any thoughts? The other hives are doing great, these ones are a pretty big disappointment :-/