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  Topic: New portable TBH
Vee-aitch

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:06 pm   Subject: yes, indeed
Willco

Our predominant winds are Westerlies - plus generous rations of rain. As all in our peninsula are pretty close to the sea, the wind seem to be affected by the state of the tide - when that ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
Vee-aitch

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:23 am   Subject: for now
Thank you Cheryl,

So for now, and information for others, my thoughts are running on my front garden (yard) which is about 1/2 tennis court size.

It's surrounded on 3 side by high (8 feet) x 4+ ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
Vee-aitch

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:16 pm   Subject: Ah
Bother! - that's scotched my plan to have them orient themselves in the little hive before moving them down to part of the big empty one beneath.

Roughly, how remote would "relatively remote& ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
Vee-aitch

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:30 pm   Subject: heath robinson
Not quite imitation and flattery - but I'm hoping...
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  Topic: New portable TBH
Vee-aitch

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:10 pm   Subject: New portable TBH
Got it! Thanks. V
  Topic: New portable TBH
Vee-aitch

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:40 pm   Subject: simple telescoping ply box
I think your mini-hive is terrific - can you explain what you mean by a "simple telescoping ply box" lid? How would it differ from the lid in your full scale hive plan?

Cheers, V
 
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