Monday, February 13, 2012

Installing new Top Bar Beehive

One of our targets this year is to build more TBH to catch more swamp. Simple maths, the more TBH we have, the more chances we will catch the swamps.

I have been trying to find time to build more TBH. Over the weekends, I managed to build 2 new TBH. We were able to install them on 11/2/2012.

These are the new TBH. The spots where I placed them were once occupied by older TBH. I probably will relocate them soon should we are unable to catch any swamp.

The red water containers are filled with water. This is to prevent ants from climbing up the legs and occupy the TBH. Not an efficient way to prevent ants but better than using any chemical to poison the ants.
The roof is necessary to ensure the TBH is covered from the rain. A dry TBH increase the chance to catch the swamp. We once lost a new colony because we failed to put the roof after the occupied an empty TBH. From then on, we ensure we have the roof for all installed TBH.

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