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  Topic: Honey produced for sale from hTBHs
David Heaf

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:49 am   Subject: Honey produced for sale from hTBHs
I guess Wyatt Mangum must sell his hTBH honey, as he claims to run approx. 200 hives.

Thanks for responding. I contacted him on 28 July and he responded 'No but my TBHs are for scientific research ...
  Topic: Honey produced for sale from hTBHs
David Heaf

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:59 am   Subject: Honey produced for sale from hTBHs
I'm writing an article for a new natural beekeeping journal and would like to be able to mention that hTBHs are used to produce honey for sale. I know that happens in Africa, but do any members of thi ...
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