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Offline tina

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a question for frameshift please
« on: May 01, 2011, 11:32:27 PM »
You could build a box that holds standard frames.  This is what we have done.  Long hives are just Langstroth hives that have been stretched to hold more than 10 frames.  Ours hold 33 frames in their 4 ft length.  So we have the best of both worlds.... frames and no heavy lifting.

would you please give me a little more info   
1) what depth is your hive?
2)  do your frames have the standard lang topbar or are they like a TBH topbar?
thanks

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Re: a question for frameshift please
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 09:31:46 AM »
would you please give me a little more info    
1) what depth is your hive?

It's standard Langstroth depth for deep frames:  9 5/8 inches. The internal width is 18 3/8".  The routed edge the frames sit on is 5/8" deep and 3/8" wide.  This leaves beespace above the frame if your top sits flush on the box.  
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2)  do your frames have the standard lang topbar or are they like a TBH topbar?
thanks

We just use regular commercial frames.  It's good to be able to interchange frames between your long hive and Langstroth hives.
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Offline tina

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Re: a question for frameshift please
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 06:00:36 PM »
thanks for taking the time to answer    I'm finding my son's vertical lang too heavy and would like to do a horizontal one for myself   thanks again