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Offline ktbearpaws

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TBH Plans??
« on: March 05, 2007, 04:25:27 PM »
Anyone know of a good set of plans for a TBH on the net?

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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 05:13:15 PM »
Here are two that I found useful when designing mine.  There is also another site with the Les Crowder design that I can't find right now, that was also good.

http://bwrangler.farvista.net/ttbh.htm
http://www.ccdemo.info/GardenBees/KTBH.html

There is plenty of info here in the forums too.  Use the search function.
Here is one http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=4433.0
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Re: TBH Plans??
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Offline Jon McFadden

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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 06:52:59 PM »
If you are interested in TBHs, look at James Satterfield:
http://www2.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/main.htm
There are plans for mine here:
http://nordykebeefarm.com/forum/default.asp
Mine is a little different because of the windows.
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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 09:31:21 PM »
I can't say that they are good, but I have been trying to plan out the two TBH's I will make soon.  I haven't finalized the plans, but I have started a blog (topbarbees.wordpress.com).  I have some pictures there and when I finalize it (or maybe before), I will post the complete plans.  I make the plans in Google Sketchup to get a 3D model with all the dimensions.

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2007, 11:47:18 AM by kawayanan »

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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 11:00:07 PM »
Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 02:05:07 PM »
I have the sides and ends of my TBH glued and am getting ready to put the box together.  I have not figured out how to do my entrance  yet.  I would consider a top entrance but I don't know how having an entrance at the end top bar would work with the lid on.  Could a person put holes or a slot near the top of the end of the box just below the bottom of the lid?

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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 02:15:13 PM »
Here is my TBH with upper entrances.  There is a 6" x1/2" entrance near each end.   Hard to see, but this was taken during the winter and you can see the white of the entrance reducers.  This works quite well.
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Re: TBH Plans??
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 11:53:15 AM »
Thanks Robo, I believe I will do something similar to yours.