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Offline Joe D

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Slightly different setup
« on: May 21, 2013, 08:19:37 PM »
I have been thinking about changing my hive set up and thought I would run it by yuall to see what you think.  I know it probably wouldn't be for people with lots of hives.  I would make it similar to a TBH, in that it would have 30 frames long with Langstroth frames. The last 10 frames would be a honey super, and you could place other honey supers on top of that one as you do now.  It would make it easier to check on your brood chambers, not having to take the entire have apart to get there.
Make the BB and sides the length to accommodate the 30 frames and the tops to cover 10 frames.  You could make them to fit whatever size frame you would like.  An you could make the honey supers a different size with a little modification.   Well that about it.


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Re: Slightly different setup
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 09:53:30 PM »
joe its called a long hive
to bee or not to bee

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Re: Slightly different setup
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 10:28:43 PM »
Thanks Bud

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Re: Slightly different setup
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 11:09:26 PM »
Like this:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beeshorizontalhives.htm

Mine usually have 33 frames or so.  Four feet long seems to work well...
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Re: Slightly different setup
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 11:30:00 PM »
Michael bush, do you use a follower board? How many filled frames of bees should I have before putting them in the long box? My mediums are only 15 and 16 frames long. :) d2

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Re: Slightly different setup
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 08:53:36 AM »
>Michael bush, do you use a follower board?

No.  It's a nice idea...

> How many filled frames of bees should I have before putting them in the long box?

If I were starting a package with no drawn comb I would put them in a five frame medium nuc, then move them to an eight frame box.  Then a ten frame box.  Then the long box.

> My mediums are only 15 and 16 frames long.

You would have to add supers.
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Re: Slightly different setup
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 06:15:28 PM »
My initial thought was for not having to go so high with my stack, thinking the queen will have enough room in that bottom. I have a deep that is 21 frames long. :) d2