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  Topic: top bar width
Carlos of the woods

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:51 pm   Subject: top bar width
thanks for input and clarity on this all..

my local timber merchants do 38 x 100 sawn timber.. so if I can borrow a table saw I can rip them into quarters.. that'll be cheapest i reckon..

but B& ...
  Topic: top bar width
Carlos of the woods

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:43 am   Subject: top bar width
hi thanks for the reply..

its really only being able to source the top bars at 38mm wide - if that is what is thought to be ideal for italian bee brood width... I'm presuming that when people talk ...
  Topic: top bar width
Carlos of the woods

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:52 am   Subject: top bar width
I am interested in building myself a TBH.. So I went down to my local timber merchant.. when I said I would like 38mm x 20-25mm lumber prepared or rough sawn - he said that isn't really a standard mea ...
  Topic: 1 follower board & end entrance Q's
Carlos of the woods

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:14 am   Subject: 1 follower board & end entrance Q's
thanks both..

I have bought copy of Barefoot Beekeeping & Balanced Beekeeping pt1... and am lapping up youtube vids Very Happy

Hence just wanting some reassurance & info on end entrance & 1 ...
  Topic: 1 follower board & end entrance Q's
Carlos of the woods

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:12 pm   Subject: 1 follower board & end entrance Q's
Hello

I am new to TBH's - I have posted in the Introduce Yourself topic the background story...

But to cut it short we have a newly purchased TBH, which had a swarm added 1 & half weeks ago. ...
 
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