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Lonestarpearl
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« on: June 02, 2012, 07:25:30 PM »

Hello to all!  I have been an organic gardener for many years and recently been attending the local bee keeper club meetings  (and joined the club.)  My father-in-law is building a top bar  hive for my family while I have been doing research (educating myself about bees) - there is much to learn!   I am interested in talking to anyone who has a top bar hive and some advice for a newbie. 
   A little about where we live:  our neighborhood has large lots (2.5 acres or more) where we are allowed to have livestock and poultry (we have chickens and guineas).   We have a large vegetable garden and serveral flower beds.  We also have many mesquite trees in the neighborhood which I have been told the bees work in spring (bloom time) and we have a few fruit trees in our yard.     We also have been planting blooming bushes and shrubs in preparation for getting a hive.  I have tried to get clover established in parts of our yard but last year we had a drought so it didn't do so well  (I will keep working on that.)

I look forward to getting to know other people who love gardening and bees!   
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Joe D
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 07:49:04 PM »


Welcome to the forum.  I do have a tbh but it has frames.  I had built the tbh and a guy in the club I'm in gave me some bees in a tbh nuc.  I hadn't opened them until I got them home and they had built their comb on the sides none on the bars.  I built frames on my topbars where I could tie the comb in.  Since I need a few done that way when ahead a did the entire hive.  Works pretty good.  On you planting flowering plants, I have also, but they range huge areas.  Good luck with your bees.

Joe
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 08:09:01 PM »

Welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 10:02:17 PM »

Welcome to the site!
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Lonestarpearl
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 03:28:07 AM »

Thank you for the welcome and the info about your tbh.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 08:04:09 AM »

Welcome to the forum Pearl.
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