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  Topic: NEW BOOK - Building a Top Bar Hive

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PostForum: The Barefoot Beekeeper - the book, the podcast and the app!   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 6:08 pm   Subject: NEW BOOK - Building a Top Bar Hive
Phil, any idea when we can expect Balanced Beekeeping II?

  Topic: Screen for the bottom of a hTBH???

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:29 pm   Subject: Screen for the bottom of a hTBH???
Walmart's computer site carries 1/8 galvanized hardware cloth. I ordered a 10 ft x 3 ft roll for around $20 + $7 shipping. That's enough for 6 - 10 hives?
  Topic: Question for Barbara on entrance

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:07 pm   Subject: Question for Barbara on entrance
Thanks Barbara! Now I know exactly how I want to do my entrances.
Actually I hope to obtain bees both ways. I have two packages ordered, but they won't arrive until late May. I saw bees working yest ...
  Topic: Question for Barbara on entrance

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:06 pm   Subject: Question for Barbara on entrance
Barbara, I have my top bar hive built but I haven't drilled any entrances yet. Would you explain how you have your entrances set up?
I think that I read that you have an entrance in the hive and an ...
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