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  Topic: My first TBH
Rairdog

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:37 am   Subject: My first TBH
Very nice... thoughhhh.. any way in?

I'm still debating entrance location. Once I join a beek club and source some bees I will follow their advice for what works in our zone.
  Topic: My first TBH
Rairdog

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:32 am   Subject: My first TBH
Thanks! Hopefully I can find some bees.
  Topic: My first TBH
Rairdog

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:13 am   Subject: My first TBH
Getting there. Got a little creative. Just need legs and decide on entrance.
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/Rairdog/IMG_20140621_110632968.jpghttp://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/Rair ...
  Topic: My first TBH
Rairdog

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Views: 11113

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:01 pm   Subject: My first TBH
I just started reading about bees the last couple days and joined the site yesterday. It was raining and I had the day off so I just went for it. After looking at others designs I scratched some rou ...
  Topic: Insulated Top Bar Hive
Rairdog

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:01 pm   Subject: Insulated Top Bar Hive
Looks good. Thanks for the tip about plastic.
  Topic: Just finished building this bee mansion
Rairdog

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Views: 16070

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:57 pm   Subject: Just finished building this bee mansion
Nice job! I like the vinyl corner mold.
  Topic: Not quite done...
Rairdog

Replies: 11
Views: 16049

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:54 pm   Subject: Not quite done...
Looks great!
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Rairdog

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:52 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Nice pics! Thanks for sharing. I have a spot in mind for the basement now!
 
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