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Offline GaryMinckler

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Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« on: January 16, 2009, 05:56:15 PM »
Minus entrances, bars, and cover.

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 06:34:05 PM »
Looks like your off to a great start!  Does it have a solid, open, or screened bottom.? :)

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 06:38:28 PM »
Nice Job! :devilbanana:
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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 07:15:16 PM »
Hive has a solid bottom.  The directions I followed had a screened bottom.   8-)

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 10:24:27 PM »
It looks really good and the 1/2" material probably makes it pretty light too.  How did you put it together?  Nails? Glue? Screws?

I've been building hive bodies for the last couple of weekends, and I keep having this picture go through my head of a hive full of bees falling apart in my hands if I don't do a good job.
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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 06:48:10 AM »
Woodscrews(sheetrocking type) and Gorilla glue.  I use that on all my hive bodies, frames, covers.  It's awesome stuff.

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 07:49:54 PM »
Gee Gary,
That's an awful nice piece ya got there! If you get tired of it you can ship it to me to get rid of it!  Nice Job!!   

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 10:26:16 PM »
Thanks everybody!  Last week when the temperatures hit -27 it made a nice little indoor project.  All scrap material from this project.

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 10:36:58 PM »
Tried to post a different pic...one more try , then I'm out.  Sorry!

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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 03:06:12 PM »
Finished and ready for bees. 23 top bars.


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Re: Top Bar hive made from scrap material
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 08:20:17 PM »
Very nice Gary!!
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