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  1. #1
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    For a new top bar hive, which bee would you chose carni or italian. I have heard italians draw wax better.

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    Oct 2001
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    Bradenton, FL, and Davenport, IA, USA
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    Since you are in indiana I would choose the carniolan. I wouldn't choose a bee based on hive design, I would design the hive around the bee. I have italian lineage bees, and I can share with you that they can be just as messy as any other bee.
    Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>

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