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  Topic: New group forming in Teign Valley, Devon
laird austin

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:58 pm   Subject: New group forming in Teign Valley, Devon
let me know when you sort out a first meeting and i may well pop over from brixham too.
  Topic: Mesh floor material
laird austin

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:29 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
good video, just shows the damage they will do given half a chance and once the bees have gone they are then free to eat all they want. surprised there was no teeth marks on the bars with them eating ...
  Topic: Mesh floor material
laird austin

Replies: 69
Views: 204580

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:10 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
did any one order any varroa mesh from the mesh company here in the UK?

if so does any one have any surplus to requirements as i cannot justify the cost of getting a full pack of 4 just for one hi ...
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