a few more questions

Discussion in 'Top Bar & other Alternative Hives' started by thatguy324, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. thatguy324

    thatguy324 New Member

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    okay i will start this off with some good news my top bar hive is almost done this sunday i have a friend who i have been helping out me and him are going to do a cutout and transfer the bees into my top bar hive now for the questions one will i need empty top bars for the transfer two how many if so three do i need to drill a hole in the bottom of the barrel the put screen around it for ventilation or do i put those opposite of the entrance?
     
  2. TreeWinder

    TreeWinder New Member

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    You could, since the barrel is so wide, attach your old frames to some top bars of your barrel. No need to actually cut out of the old frames. Eventually you can remove the old comb as they move the brood towards the center and then you'd have just T-bars.
    You should drill several 1/4" holes in the bottom for drains.
    Put several 3/4" holes, no screen above your main entrance and several at the end.

    What are you using for comb guides?
     

  3. thatguy324

    thatguy324 New Member

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    im using popsicle sticks glued in a channel i made with a circular saw