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2627Re: [TopHive] Top bars Utah?

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  • Keith Benson
    Mar 16, 2013

      Why are you on this list? Tbh's are not langs, we know this. I agree that from a particular point of view that langs are superior, but it is short sighted in the extreme to suggest that this is the case in all scenarios.

      I do not think that tbhs are for everyone, but i also do not think that langs are for everyone either. Having both I appreciate the relative strengths and weaknesses of both systems. Perhaps you need to be a little more open to the full range of needs and desires of different beekeepers in different scenarios.


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      On Mar 16, 2013, at 5:34 AM, Blaine Nay <blainenay@...> wrote:

      > I've been keeping bees since the early '60s. I have 10 Langstroth
      > hives and 3 Top-Bar hives. I can confidently tell you that, from my
      > experience. Lorenzo Langstroth knew what he was doing. Forget about
      > the Top-Bar hive. The Langstroth is far easier to use and the bees
      > seem to do a lot better in them.
      > If you really want to get into Top-Bar beekeeping, I'll sell you mine:
      > Two are $180 each with bees and stands, one is $80 without bees and
      > stand.
      > Photos are at
      > www.three-peaks.net/images/Apiary%20-%20back_sm.jpg
      > and
      > www.three-peaks.net/images/Apiary%20-%20back_sm.jpg
      > I'm very happy with the quality of design and manufacture of my
      > Top-Bar hives -- I just think Langstroth is a much better way to go --
      > especially for someone new to beekeeping. I bought them from
      > http://www.honeybeehabitat.com/BuyTopBarHives/tabid/175/Default.aspx
      > Blaine Nay
      > Cedar City, Utah
      > On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM, <TopHive@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      > > There is 1 message in this issue.
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      > > 1. Top bars Utah?
      > > From: Amanda Bradshaw
      > >
      > >
      > > Message
      > > __________________________________________________________
      > > 1. Top bars Utah?
      > > Posted by: "Amanda Bradshaw" bradshawbella@... bradshawbella
      > > Date: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:03 pm ((PDT))
      > >
      > > I wondered if there are any Top bar beekeepers in Utah County. I am new to all of this and it looks like everyone here does Lang. I would love to have someone local as a mentor that does top bar.
      > > Amanda Bradshaw

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