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Top Bar beekeeping on Vancouver Island?

 
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Beebop
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Joined: 22 Jan 2013
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Location: Vancouver Island, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Top Bar beekeeping on Vancouver Island? Reply with quote

Greetings,

I am new to beekeeping and, with some other folks interested in top bar hives, we were wondering about starting a small website for Top Bar beekeeping on Vancouver Island and surrounding area. This would be a place to exchange information and success stories in our area. If you are interested in taking part in this project over the coming months, please get in touch with me. If we get enough expressions of interest, we should go live in the next couple of months.

Thanks

Beebop
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Celina
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Joined: 16 May 2011
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Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:45 am    Post subject: Top bar hiving on Vancouver Island. Reply with quote

Hello: I also live on Vancouver Island and would be interested in sharing experiences using the top bar hives. I wouldn't be of any help getting a site set up as that's not my thing. Keep me posted if and when it gets going.
Thanks, Celina.
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Garret
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Location: Canada, BC, Delta

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Celina,
You can join the local area group here. There are only a few of us registered so far but I'm sure over time it will grow.

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darklylit
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Joined: 21 Feb 2014
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Location: Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

I just registered and am hoping there might be someone else on Vancouver Island interested in sharing info on their top bar experience. I've had a top bar for 3 years now. Lost the bees the first year, due to moisture. Got new bees last year and they're doing pretty well, but it's still only February, so here's hoping they make it through until April/May. Would really like to share info as there isn't much regarding TBH's in this, very damp part of the world.

Cheers

Drew
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biobee
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Location: UK, England, S. Devon

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drew, if you want to be found, add your location to your profile. Canada is a big place...
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Peter123
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Joined: 28 Oct 2014
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Location: Victoria, BC Canada

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject: Top bar beekeeping on Vancouver Island Reply with quote

Victoria, BC has a big top bar group of over 40 members. We meet at each others' apiaries to discuss top bar beekeeping and to help each other. If you add your name to our email list we will let you know about meeting times.
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