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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: essex top bars Reply with quote

although my local bee club is coming round to me keeping both nationals and top bar hives, there is only one other member there who has a warre hive,
so thought it would be good to get a few essex tbh keepers together
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lindaapril
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Location: Essex, England

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Essex TBH beeks Reply with quote

Hello Ratcatcher,
I was looking for the Lee Valley natural beekeepers group but so far they seem to be just a rumour .
So I have just seen your post. I have got to begin again next Spring and find some new bees. Please add me to the 'List" of Essex Beeks. Are there many with Warre or TBHs?
Linda (Epping)
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biobee
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Location: UK, England, S. Devon

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to 'Usergroups' at the top of this page, you can join the East Anglia group and share info there.

In fact, anyone who lives in the East, please do the same, so Linda has someone to talk to!
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Sue H
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Location: East Tilbury Essex

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Warre hive keepers in Thurrock Reply with quote

My Brother, Niece and I have started with two Warre hives. We have had
five swarms so far this year. Three decided not to stay and we now have
two swarms established and working away building and bringing in pollen.
We belong to our local beekeeping group but would like to hear from any
other Warre hive or any type of top bar keepers in the area of Thurrock. Smile
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i42an@aol.com
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Location: essex UK

PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: New Top Bar Beekeeper in Witham Essex Reply with quote

Hi there,
I have had a Top Bar Hive since August 2012. Unfortunately, after a very wet summer and cold winter I lost my colony.
I got a new colony last spring which seem to be doing really well. Survived the winter and are very active. I didn't take any honey last year as I wanted to make sure they had sufficient food for the winter.
I could do with some help from someone more experienced in managing a TBH. I go to the Essex BBK meetings but no-one locally can help. I would welcome the opportunity to exchange experiences with other TBH owners.
I would be happy to travel to look at an established TBH and would be very happy if someone could come and give me some advice.
Lindsay
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lindsay - you need to change your username immediately unless you enjoy being spammed! Actually, you need to change it anyway, as we do not allow the use of email addresses as usernames - see THE RULES

http://www.biobees.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17467
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