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hTBH bee keepers in SW Cornwall?

 
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Carol Scott
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Joined: 28 Mar 2015
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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: hTBH bee keepers in SW Cornwall? Reply with quote

Hallo, I am in need of a mentor or contact with a current keeper of bees in hTBH, my only local advice comes from National Hive bee keepers who although very informed are not encouraging in my chosen hive preference.
I am near Falmouth, Cornwall and would love to hear from someone with experience in hTBH bee keeping.
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BridgetB
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Joined: 12 Jul 2010
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Location: UK Cornwall, Falmouth

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Carol,
Sorry I have only just picked up your post. I live in Budock Water Falmouth so it would be lovely to meet up. I have 5 TBHs (1 with 2 colonies) and 2 National brood boxes with bees.
PM me with a phone number
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