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  Topic: Entrance(S) confusion
Bobrm2

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:02 pm   Subject: Entrance(S) confusion
Intended, I don't know about this, to place new bees between two follower boards and about six top bars. On the left side of the hive. Forcing the bees to go past the syrup mixture, on their way into ...
  Topic: Entrance(S) confusion
Bobrm2

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:11 pm   Subject: Entrance(S) confusion
I'm a total novice bee keeper, but experienced carpenter; with the first of what I hope will be several TBH's. Everything seems to be in order as I understand things, except entrance placement.

I ...
  Topic: What to read?? and where to begin??
Bobrm2

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:39 am   Subject: What to read?? and where to begin??
Went back to his web site, glad I've ordered his book. thanks of the heads up.
  Topic: What to read?? and where to begin??
Bobrm2

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:01 pm   Subject: Bush Farms
thank you, on my way to his site.

Bob
  Topic: What to read?? and where to begin??
Bobrm2

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:45 pm   Subject: What to read?? and where to begin??
I've the hive body/top bars 95% completed. Still have to top to complete and the splines to embed in the top bars, then to coat the exterior (white pine 3/4 inch) with I think boiled linseed/bees wax. ...
  Topic: Anyone near Arkansas Ozarks, and Top Bar Bees
Bobrm2

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:14 am   Subject: Anyone near Arkansas Ozarks, and Top Bar Bees
Seeking contact with someone close to Marshall, Ar??

Bob
 
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