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  Topic: Mesh floor material
Judith

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:40 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
luckily, I "work" at home...
Still waiting for late packages for my Warre hives. I am really glad to have installed the first into the HTBH. The hands on experience and ease of making incre ...
  Topic: Mesh floor material
Judith

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:27 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
Ah! the light goes on...I was obsessing over a bee tight fit and with replacing all other boards. Now I see why you mentioned that you would consider making a little hole in the follower to help stra ...
  Topic: Mesh floor material
Judith

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:07 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
thank you. "openable" is a much better word.
also, I noticed in one of your videos (installing laundry basket of bees into hive after a winter under cover) that you did not replace top bars ...
  Topic: Mesh floor material
Judith

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:23 pm   Subject: screen floors
I just installed a 3 lb package into a 4ft HTBH. Lots of bees, very gentle, released queen yesterday and everything seems to be humming along.
My question is, since the mesh floor is fixed on the hi ...
 
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