I am to build my hives soon and was thinking of benefits in theory of using double-deep frames, using top bar
Thank you Kathyp, I value your views, i should have included more info in first post.
> why not just do a top bar hive? <
Yes i am planning a TBH, about 36 inch wide, 20” length (std. frame), but Double Deep @ 18”.
> i suppose it would work, but i can see where inspections might be difficult.<
Are not inspections done one frame at a time?
> if you were to need more than two deeps, it would be awkward. <
I was hoping i would, lots and lots of honey! Size main hive so that 6 frame mediums could fit on top of honey end if i was not around during a honey flow.
> there are times when you do just want to pull one box.<
I Never want to lift A full deep box. That's why I like the idea of double deep frame, it's a Lot Lighter than even a shallow box! (at my age i got to care full my back.)
> i don't really see an advantage. <
1.Winter Cluster Size! Not restricted. Not broken by spaces between frames using Commercial std.
2.Light, easy on my back!
3.No foundation, no carry over of Bad wax,
4.Pure clean as is ever possible Wax.
5.Less disease, natural size cells