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Dexter's shed
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Location: Grays, Essex, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:05 pm    Post subject: FREE top bar hives Reply with quote

it's very short notice I know, but the two top bar hives I built, need to be moved from an apiary allotment in basildon, I now use rose hives and therefore these two tbh will end up getting chopped up for firewood, if anyone local in the essex area wants them for free, they are welcome to them, although you would need a large van/pick up etc, preferably picked up within the next few days (before sunday)

here's a video of the design

http://youtu.be/li9obrnaRZE
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stevecook172001
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Location: Loftus, Cleveland

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's unusual Dexter. I've not seen that design before. It's kind of like a semi-framed Warre set up, but with the equivalent of the boxes being stacked side by side instead of on top of each other. Have I got that right?

Did you get good results?
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AugustC
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I am interested. My folks live in Hornchurch, i'll talk to my dad and see if he can get over there. Do you have the dimensions?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AugustC wrote:
Hi, I am interested. My folks live in Hornchurch, i'll talk to my dad and see if he can get over there. Do you have the dimensions?


not off the top of my head, but they both hold 2 14x9 national frames at either end, so around 16" across, maybe 15" ish deep, and probably around 5ft in length
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevecook172001 wrote:
That's unusual Dexter. I've not seen that design before.


it was a mish mash of ideas all put together in a dexter design, I liked the idea of a top bar, but wanted to be able to transfer eggs if needed, hence the two national frames at either end, then had heard horror stories about comb attachment to side walls, so added the side bars
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Garybt
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dexter (not sure if that's your name?)
My name is Gary and I am looking for a couple more top bars, I have an Apiary in Noak Hill and live in Hornchurch and willing to pay for them.
Can you please give me a ring as I have a van and can pick them up at your convenience. 07976 281971
Best Regards

Gary
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garybt wrote:
Hi Dexter (not sure if that's your name?)
My name is Gary and I am looking for a couple more top bars, I have an Apiary in Noak Hill and live in Hornchurch and willing to pay for them.
Can you please give me a ring as I have a van and can pick them up at your convenience. 07976 281971
Best Regards

Gary


hi gary, I've promised one to augustc, so theres only one available now, unless he gets back to me saying otherwise, not wanting any money, if they will do someone a turn they are welcome to them, would you be free to collect friday day time??
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AugustC
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Garybt and Dex

I am spoken to my folks and they can't make it over so thank you but I won't be partaking in this occasion. May you and your new hives be very happy together Garybt. Smile
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Garybt
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dexter
I can probably get to you late afternoon tomorrow as
I have to go into london first.
If you can text me your number I can ring miday and give you a time
Thanks
Gary
07976 281971
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hives now gone, nice meeting you gary, hope you have success with them
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