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Horizontal top bar hives
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10 BSJ 3854 Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:12 am
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0 Adam Rose 1444 Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:08 am
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1 Michael Dreyer 1555 Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:49 am
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28 nannybee 33301 Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:00 am
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34 BSJ 9129 Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:17 am
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No new posts Pondering about top bar width
2 garbeam 1960 Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:09 am
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No new posts Recipe for Shellac coating for inside my topbar
1 MrsTanty 1951 Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:57 am
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12 freebee 5992 Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:01 am
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4 Jerryburton 2236 Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:18 pm
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No new posts Bees not a bit fussy about topbar wax treatment.
0 AndyC 1635 Sun May 29, 2016 5:38 am
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3 BridgetB 2139 Mon May 16, 2016 3:17 pm
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9 johno 10265 Thu May 05, 2016 12:12 pm
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4 semiautonomous 2703 Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:27 pm
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5 BuffBum 3784 Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:58 am
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4 SamH 2735 Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:42 pm
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No new posts Top Bar Guide
3 SamH 2616 Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:02 pm
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5 Uwe in USA 4574 Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:32 am
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2 Adriaan 2373 Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:43 am
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5 freebee 6841 Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:58 am
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1 Smorning 3394 Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:26 pm
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3 Cosmicwillow 3466 Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:38 pm
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6 kathyd 5623 Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:31 pm
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2 Laurieston 2792 Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:22 pm
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6 mbc 6012 Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:56 am
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0 Uwe in USA 2576 Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:38 pm
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No new posts Found a one-eyed drone in my treatment free top bar
0 beealoha 2412 Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:21 am
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4 rakeman 5038 Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:44 am
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No new posts Moving a small cast swarm into a queenless hive?
0 heathervale 2432 Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:38 pm
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14 Trip 9741 Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:34 am
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4 Oakfield Bees 4220 Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:10 am
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8 Wildebees 9627 Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:48 am
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6 mal 7820 Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:44 am
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No new posts Managing my TBBHs
7 Uwe in USA 6013 Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:55 pm
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No new posts uniting colonies in TBH
5 nmccabe 4506 Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:52 pm
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2 stevebuzz 3288 Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:02 pm
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9 luk_lak 8635 Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:08 am
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4 Drafty 4506 Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:16 pm
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10 johno 9370 Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:18 am
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4 zaunreiter 8193 Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:46 am
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21 Drafty 15822 Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:02 am
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4 exmoorlover 4376 Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:09 am
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No new posts What causes one hive to build faster than another?
4 Jim7310 4655 Sat May 30, 2015 8:00 am
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8 suffo1k 8822 Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 pm
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22 Ernie Farmboy 19836 Wed May 20, 2015 8:39 am
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No new posts Time to re-queen?
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No new posts Please report on use of Linseed/beeswax protection
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