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Offline Kyle

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Looking for plans for various types of hives
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:10:58 PM »
I am interested in finding plans for various types of bee hives.  I most interested in finding plans for German NormalmaƟ bee hives, Slovenian type bee hives and Russian type hives.  Sorry I don't have any photos to give a better idea of what I mean--I don't have other names for these hives that would be more descriptive.  I believe that the German style and Russian style hives for which I am looking for plans are variations of Langstroth's original design.

I am not interested in comments like "Why in the world would you want anything other than the standard Langstroth style hives sold in the USA?"  All my hive components are for this type of Langstroth design; and I don't have any problems with them.  I like my Langstroth hives.  I just want to experiment with other styles but not top-bar or Warre types.  No particular reason for not wanting to try top-bar or Warre, just not interested in those types at this point.

Thanks for any leads,
Kyle

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Re: Looking for plans for various types of hives
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 08:34:23 AM »
A wealth of information on different types of beehives and be found here -> http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/textlinks.html    It is not the greatest laid out site,  so it may take a little digging.
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Re: Looking for plans for various types of hives
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 09:14:04 PM »
A wealth of information on different types of beehives and be found here ->    It is not the greatest laid out site,  so it may take a little digging.

Thanks Robo

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Re: Looking for plans for various types of hives
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 10:01:07 AM »
You can also try beesource.com


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Re: Looking for plans for various types of hives
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 08:46:42 PM »
I ended up using the Dummies book "Making Beehives for dummies"
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