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by elderken
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid
Replies: 51
Views: 4927

Re: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid

Trili, I guess this is where the art comes in. I'm hoping to hear some ideas with specific suggestions regarding temperature, etc.
by elderken
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid
Replies: 51
Views: 4927

Re: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid--RATIONALE

I'm in Central Arizona, 3500' elevation, high desert, quite dry, USDA Zone 8a. I built all my topbar hives with 1/8" screen bottoms with 1/4" plywood right below that. Early August, when we were in the middle of our monsoon season with, high for us humidity ranging 20% to 40%, I removed th...
by elderken
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Topbar
Topic: Locations - find fellow TB beekeepers
Replies: 19
Views: 1813

Re: Locations - find fellow TB beekeepers--Arizona here!

I'm Ken, and keep topbar hives in Central Arizona--between Phoenix and Flagstaff, near Sedona. 86335
by elderken
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Pacific Southwest
Topic: HOW MUCH honey in the desert?
Replies: 1
Views: 736

HOW MUCH honey in the desert?

I know beekeeping is local and varies, but please share your ideas and rationale on how much honey to leave your bees for the winter. I'm in the Central Arizona high desert, 86335, and my feral bees are making amazing honey. I want some, but am committed to letting them take care of themselves. Ther...
by elderken
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: How Much Honey in the desert?
Replies: 0
Views: 337

How Much Honey in the desert?

HOW MUCH honey in the desert? I know beekeeping is local and varies, but please share your ideas and rationale on how much honey to leave your bees for the winter. I'm in the Central Arizona high desert, 86335, and my feral bees are happy and making amazing honey. I want some, but am committed to le...

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