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  Topic: Pollen trap for TBH

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:56 am   Subject: Pollen trap for TBH
did you try this Bernhard or have you found a better pollen trap.Bev
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:40 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
yes -good solid mounting-thinking of making a second hive-shoul I do splits with this or what do i do to split two from one.bev-found a wax moth yesterday pulled the draw out of bottom and bees can ge ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:24 am   Subject: pics
great pics bernhard-put a vid on you tube of my attic hive a t https ://
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:29 pm   Subject: attic hive
hey Bernhard-Merry Christmas to you and your colony-We are doing great-adding top bars and lots of building comb going on.bev dittberner.
  Topic: Wanna talks bees? Byron Bay NSW Australia

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, AUS and NZ   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:55 am   Subject: Wanna talks bees? Byron Bay NSW Australia
nicely done - and looks like byron to boot-im just in the process of making my tbh- have you got any bees yet-howd you get them-im from brisbane and keen to know how you went and what you went with- c ...
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