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  Topic: cross combing

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 4:40 pm   Subject: cross combing
Hello everybody,

I am a bit worried and would like to ask for your help. I just opened my hive today to check if they still had space enough. They didn't they had built like crazy, which was a good ...
  Topic: Advice please - big cells ?

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:55 pm   Subject: Advice please - big cells ?
Thanks Barbara and Tavascarow for your replies.
I know that probably they will not be able to fill the big top box with honey ( strange I didn't think of that...You must right and these are for honey ...
  Topic: Advice please - big cells ?

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:59 pm   Subject: Advice please - big cells ?
Dear All,

I am new to this forum and new to beekeeping and would like to ask for your opinion. In short : a I have bought two bee colonies in July from an experienced beekeeper. I got them this lat ...
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