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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2010, 11:08:02 PM »

You got it down pat, buzz

Now If I could just get me a topbar!!! cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2010, 07:38:55 AM »

They will not fit!


If you build your TBHs correctly they will grin   Seriously,  this was the easiest way I found to move from a Langstroth to a TBH.



Dimensioned them so the Langstroth frames could be tied under a top bar.  then slowly migrated them out over time.
 
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2010, 07:42:44 AM »

I build my TTBHs to take medium frames... but if I were populating a TBH that doesn't take Langstroth frames directly I would not buy a nuc to populate them.  I would buy a package or a shaken swarm (same thing but from a local beek)
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2010, 08:09:48 AM »

you know michael, that's probably the easiest way to go. i already have a kenyan top bar, but i was planning to build another one anyway. i guess i will just make a tanzanian for it instead. i was too busy kicking myself for not making my existing one big enough, i guess i was trying to outthink the problem. if you could only see all the ridiculous drawings i've been coming up with. you've saved me many headaches, thanks
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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2010, 03:28:52 PM »

Hey bulldog, now that you have slept on it what did you decide to do??
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2010, 12:59:44 PM »

actually, since i had some more wood left, i just made a tanzanian top bar big enough to accomodate the frames and screwed them directly on my top bars. i put them in their new house monday and so far so good. i thought for sure i'd get stung, but not yet.
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2010, 06:38:16 PM »

sounds like you got it going on, great job.

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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2010, 10:05:22 PM »

thanks. sorry we got off on the wrong foot, you've been very helpful.

oh, btw i don't think the girls liked the cordless drill too much. i had a couple of them staring me in the face when transferring them.
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« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2010, 05:45:45 AM »

No need for that but thanks anyway, you were just stressed out over what to do with what was at hand. I am glad someone chimed in with what had worked for them. There are a bunch of good beeks on here that are willing to share and help. I did not mean to sound like a smart butt, hard to read expression and tone into typed words sometimes. Glad things are going your way now, keep up the good work.
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see my swarms and cut outs at https://www.youtube.com/user/soapy22bullet?feature=mhee

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!
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