Ok, so I've been thinking...and I am posting this in organic since I am letting the bees do their own thing
Sort of taking the " equipment" to the extreme.
Anybody ever build a TBH that uses medium frames? I have a couple ideas in mind including a way to work in existing top feeder boxes and bottom screens.
I haven't had time to build anything from scratch yet since I have been making Christmas lawn ornaments for the holidays. Once I get those out of the way and build my next hive I start working on it.
My idea is to simply make a "longer" TBH to accommodate the loss in vertical height. I understand that there might be issues with stores being spread further out but I figure if you manage it correctly this might not be a problem.
This way, I can swap out frames from my mediums into the TBHs.
What about a swarm catch style box but with frames with starter strips in 'em?
Or do you simply want a "box"?
I've already ordered 2 medium nuc boxes from Brushy to use on my own or to give to a local to buy back at a later point.
Just tossing out ideas while I have nothing to do...or the time to do it... :-D