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  Topic: Building a Top Bar Hive from the plans...measurements?
DaiGriff

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:39 am   Subject: Building a Top Bar Hive from the plans...measurements?
Hi Craig,

I had the same issue with mine...i will check the measurements later, but i did need to trim a little off the bottom. It will not be exact if you have a wire mesh floor as there is some g ...
  Topic: Balanced Beekeeping at Furzeleigh Farm, South Devon
DaiGriff

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PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:35 am   Subject: Balanced Beekeeping at Furzeleigh Farm, South Devon
We just came back from the weekend course and can definitely recommend this course for beginners.

The teaching, indoor and outdoor sessions were educational and inspirational and we had the added b ...
 
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