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Offline blanc

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First TBH and question?
« on: March 04, 2012, 01:10:28 AM »
Did not study enough about the bar size I guess and just wanted to know where to put the 1 1/4 bars verses the 1 1/2 inch bars. Appreciate all comments. Captured my first swarm and ready to place in main hive.
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Re: First TBH and question?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 01:14:24 AM »
I would put the 1 1/4" by the entrance.  Once they are clustered I would look and see where they are and put the 1 1/4" ones there, but odds are it will be by the entrance.
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Offline blanc

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Re: First TBH and question?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 01:33:58 AM »
Thanks for your reply MB! Visited your site also and appreciate any help to getting a good start!  :)
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More to be desired are they than gold, yea ,than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

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Re: First TBH and question?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 09:05:31 AM »
Just out of curiosity; Why keep the brood close to the entrance?

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Re: First TBH and question?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 09:13:53 AM »
>Why keep the brood close to the entrance?

I don't.  The bees do.  I don't care where unless I'm supering (which I usually don't) in which case I prefer it at the back.
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Re: First TBH and question?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 11:21:29 PM »
If I had to make a guess...

I'd say that keeping the brood near the entrance makes it easier to control the temperature of the brood.

 

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