Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Winter Prep/Inspection Time

Hey everyone, Tomorrow is already October and if you haven’t done your final inspection and Winter prep yet, it’s that time of the year. Remove any excess honey, reduce the honey supers the bees aren’t using, put that roof over … Continue reading

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Langstroth Hive to Top Bar Hive – Adopt A Hive

Lately I’ve been helping TBH beekeepers transfer comb with brood, bees, queen, and all from Langstroth frames to their top bar hives. Like the previous transfer this one was even easier. Jett from Oakland Hills contacted me regarding getting bees … Continue reading

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Inspect Your Bottom Boards For Wax Moths

Went through almost all the hives in the past two weeks and have noticed that wax moths were in most of them on the bottom boards. The smaller hives had much more while the larger hives had very little as … Continue reading

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Transferring Bees From Langstroth to Top Bar Hive – Adopt A Hive

One day I received a call from a gentlemen who wanted to get an established hive for his top bar hive. The cell phone reception was horrible and we ended the conversation with saying something about him sending me an … Continue reading

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Beware Of Wax Moths

It’s wax moth season. With this heat the wax moth are out by the numbers. I’ve just lost some comb stored in my shed I was saving for swarms. If you have weak hives check on your hive once a … Continue reading

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Bee Hive and Frame Assembly

Something I should have blogged about a long time ago especially when more than one person asked. Better late than never. 🙂 Hive boxes, they come pre-cut  and pre-drilled. It’s just like putting Legos together. Just ensure the handle side … Continue reading

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Harvesting Honey? Use Fischer’s Bee Quick

There are many ways to move the bees off of the honey frames when harvesting honey. Here are some of the methods: – Fume Board:This is my preferred method when I want to harvest honey from a super full of … Continue reading

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