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  Topic: wind protection for hive

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:48 am   Subject: wind protection for hive
My bees are arriving next month and I need ideas on how to provide wind protection for my hive
I live in Kansas, USA on 5 acres which has no locations where I can place my hive near trees or shrubs. ...
  Topic: starting over in Kansas

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:51 pm   Subject: starting over in Kansas
Moved from Indiana to Kansas last winter. I am looking for a mentor near Wichita that is familiar with the Warre or top bar hives.
The state bee association discourages any type of hive except Lan ...
  Topic: spacing bars in warre hive

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:36 am   Subject: spacing bars in warre hive
I need advice on methods to properly space the bars on a warre hive. I have had top bar hives, no problem there as bars form the roof.
I dont want to nail the bars in place in case I need at some poi ...
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