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  Topic: trap out question
ChrisM

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:10 am   Subject: trap out question
Mark, Barbara, rather than just have an escape cone and 5 frame nuc nearby, is it possible to exit the cone into the nuc, so that to fly outside they have to go through the nuc box first? If you can p ...
  Topic: Would you ever go for this?
ChrisM

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, AUS and NZ   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 6:23 am   Subject: Would you ever go for this?
Hi, there are a number of beekeepers in NZ that offer hire a hive or host a hive or whatever and I'm thinking of doing it myself. It is aimed at urban backyards for people to have their own bees. It i ...
 
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Conserving wild bees

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