Ok, so we are back to living 50 years ago.
First German black bees and swarm management of 50 years ago, and now comments of using a bike to move hives.
So let's just skip the fact that 98% or better of all beekeepers are hobbyists and probably keep keep bees for the pure enjoyment, and are not driven to move hives multiple times. Skip over the fact that most have cars and or trucks. Let's forget most keep bees on their own property for convenience.
So we can better promote Langs, and justify with reasons NOT to get a TBH, let's just assume everyone lives as they did 50 years ago.
But if we did go back then.... Most did not have credit cards. So buying everything on credit was not possible. Do you think many would of been frugal and had the ability to build a TBH 50 years ago?
Go back 50 years. Did everyone have an extractor? Seems to me that reasoning may be that most would of benefitted from crush and strain. Club extractors and many more beekeepers with their own extractors, honey houses, and the ambition to sell honey at market, was probaby much lower 50 years ago.
Seems to me that there are many reasons, if we are still living 50 years ago, that TBH might seem a worthy alternative. And using experiences from 50 years ago, mentions of black bees, how much easier it is to move Langs on a bike, and beekeepers moving hives to different pastures (like how many do that?), are real stretches in the promotion of Langs over TBH.
As I said earlier, to me I could care less about one or the other. I just find it amusing how each side complains about each others promotion and denigration of the other, while doing nothing but fluffing their own opinions to what they promote.