I was pondering why hasnt anyone made a hive body to the size equevalant of a deep and a medium super together and frames that would fit this. i know that it would be really heavy to move but wouldnt it make the hive more realistic to wild combs? Also would this hinder or help ventalation? would less air space be a benefit for queen pheromones? just wondering. New lol
A company you may have heard did built one Dadant (Charles Dadant) at is call the DADANT HIVE.http://www.dadant.com/history
The only place I know that still makes these in production today is THORNE BEEHIVES in Great Britain.
You can download their cataloghttp://www.thorne.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home
Dadant stop production of this hive many years ago. Some people called it the square hive I believe the measures were 19 5/8" X19 5/8" by 12''
Also do a search on this site Jumbo Hive
Britain still produce about 10 or 12 different kinds of hives and you will see this in the Thorne bee supply house catalog.
If you would like to see a lot of odd equipment that has been built a round the world. http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/textlinks.html
BEE HAPPY Jim 134