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  Topic: First year TBH - SF bay area, CA.
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:35 pm   Subject: First year TBH - SF bay area, CA.
What kind of top bar comb guides do you have? Is your hive level left to right and back to front?
  Topic: Top Bar Hives in Northern Minnesota??
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:41 pm   Subject: Top Bar Hives in Northern Minnesota??
Snow melt... that's good! Give my love to Paul and Babe, I've not seen them in a few years.
  Topic: Top Bar Hives in Northern Minnesota??
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:02 pm   Subject: Top Bar Hives in Northern Minnesota??
Hi Johnny,

I was just curious as to what part of Northern Minnesota you live? My grandparents used to live in what is now Voyagers National Park. I really miss visiting them up there.
  Topic: First year TBH - SF bay area, CA.
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:23 pm   Subject: Hive Update
Hi Allie,

It's been a year... how are you and your bees doing? Inquiring minds want to know Smile
  Topic: Southern Indiana Top Bar Hive Keepers
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:18 pm   Subject: Southern Indiana Top Bar Hive Keepers
Hi Tamsin,

Sorry for the late reply... I've been soooooo busy I've just not checked in on the forum lately. I'd be happy to show you family members my hives. I have hives in two different places, ...
  Topic: Going to give this a go in Michigan.
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:31 pm   Subject: Going to give this a go in Michigan.
Hi Nick,

How many hives do you plan to start with, and what kind of bees do you intend to use?
  Topic: Southern Indiana Top Bar Hive Keepers
ccarrington

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:23 pm   Subject: Southern Indiana Top Bar Hive Keepers
Greeting all,

Just wanted to make a post to let those in Southern Indiana know there is at least one beginner TBH keeper here in these parts. I have 4 hives, and hope to double this next year (2016 ...
 
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