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  Topic: Cross Combing Implications..
Rebecca

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:12 pm   Subject: Cross Combing Implications..
Thanks for the advice!
  Topic: Cross Combing Implications..
Rebecca

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:00 pm   Subject: Cross Combing Implications..
Wow, thanks so much for the incredibly quick response!

The top bars were built to Phil Chandler's measurements - I just measured a top bar and they are 37mm wide. They have triangular doweling wed ...
  Topic: Cross Combing Implications..
Rebecca

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:58 pm   Subject: Cross Combing Implications..
Hi,

I've been keeping bees in a TBH with an eco floor (built to Phil's design) for two summers now, I lost my first colony this time last year to wasps and so started again with a small swarm in th ...
  Topic: Bad weather and new swarm in my TBH
Rebecca

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:06 pm   Subject: Thank you!
Great, thanks! That's really put my mind at rest!
  Topic: Bad weather and new swarm in my TBH
Rebecca

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:16 pm   Subject: Bad weather and new swarm in my TBH
Hi!

I'm a total beginner and just hived my first swarm into my tbh 2 days ago. The swarm had been caught and kept over night by a beekeeping friend of mine, so now it's been at least 3 days since ...
 
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Conserving wild bees

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