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  Topic: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
grOmmet

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:34 am   Subject: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
Hi GrOmmet

Can I suggest that a horizontal Top Bar Hive...




Thanks for the kind message, Barbara...
I won't be venturing into framed hives and the lifting which that entails just yet... i ...
  Topic: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
grOmmet

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:22 pm   Subject: We'll get there, Duncan!!
Hi there, I'm in Shropshire, also hoping to start beekeeping this year and also have ME. I'm in the process of building a htbh from the plans on this site, although its taking me a while because I can ...
  Topic: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
grOmmet

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:28 am   Subject: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
Hi grOmmet,

I'm in Whitefield, North Manchester. Where are you in Cheshire ?

Adam.

Hi, Adam... I'm in South Cheshire [CW7].
  Topic: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
grOmmet

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:45 am   Subject: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
Thanks, John!
I live with chronic ME, which knocks the energy levels about a fair bit...
I am NOT a 'victim' however!, managing to work as a self employed entertainer and maintain a sizeable plot of ...
  Topic: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???
grOmmet

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:36 pm   Subject: Top bar hives in or around Cheshire???

Is there anybody out there....????
Am seeking like-minded folk to share ideas and experiences, hive construction and management, etc., with ... but am feeling really isolated!!
The more I read ab ...
 
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