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  1. #1
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    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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    Has anyone found anything commercially available (like from Wal-Mart or something) that works for TBHs? I am wanting to try this style, but don't have a table saw and am looking for something that would be easy to get started with. If I like it, I would probably eventually build my own stuff, but just wanted to try it first.

    Any ideas? I know I'd have to build the tob bars, but anything on the "box"?
    David Landers

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Location
    Hirschbach, Bavaria, Germany
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    If you do a search on the subject you will find bee keepers have used everything from old 55 gallon drums to junked small refrigerators. Check out one keepers definition of TBH here http://www.mikisbees.bravehost.com/ also check out the links.
    Procrastination is the assassination of inspiration.
    www.customwoodkitsinternational.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    The box is the easiest part. The bars are the tedious part.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  4. #4
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    Dec 2004
    Location
    Totnes, Devon, England
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    I am experimenting with planters - not so much for hives as for nucs. We can get tough plastic planters about 12" square at the top and tapering to about 8" at base for around (equivalent of) $4-5 here. I'm looking for bigger ones to use as hives.
    The Barefoot Beekeeper http://www.biobees.com

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