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  Topic: What's happened?
david3649

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:03 am   Subject: What's happened?
Hello Barbara, thanks for the reply.

It's a shame that the forum is less popular these days as it started many clueless people like myself on the path to natural beekeeping.

No bees at the mom ...
  Topic: What's happened?
david3649

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:26 pm   Subject: What's happened?
Have been away from the forum for some time and am sorry to find that not a lot seems to happen here any more. Has everyone gone over to Facebook and what happened to the pictures?
  Topic: Living in a bee house
david3649

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:39 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Bernhard,thank you for sharing this with us.

It must be a wonderful experience to lie awake at night listening to the contented buzz from the hive in the attic.

When I have enough experience I ...
 
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