2637Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina
- Mar 26, 2013I will have to look into the option of being able to accept Lang supers.
Kinda seems like a conflict in purpose? Maybe a hybrid is the better solution?
What is the benefit of adding Lang supers instead of expanding lengthwise? Flexibility could be a good thing. Are the Lang frames foundation-less?
I would probably build the TBH with the option (sizing?) to accept supers - even if I did not decide to use them. It should not hurt anything.
From: roger g <toad08551@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:55 AM
Subject: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina
i have several topbar hives and langs. topbars seem more docil when working. I build my own and use plans from biobees.com. i like this stile much better. i have one like less's and never put bees in someone gave me. I'm donating it top a 4H group this spring. I just made one this winter that will accept 2 lang honey supers I hope to try out. roger NJ
--- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com, Maureen Russell <maureen.schoolcraftrussell@...> wrote:
> I recommend les crowder's plans his website www.fortheloveofbees.com .I have built all my TBHs following his plans.
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> On Mar 25, 2013, at 1:26 PM, "REP" <reprosser@...> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > Just getting started with bee keeping this spring. Have hooked up with
> > local bee keepers, taken classes, ordered material (Lang, gear, etc)
> > plan to install two nucs in a couple of weeks. Most (all?) of the local
> > bee keepers use Langstroth hives, so I will start learning with them,
> > and have the support and guidance of the locals.
> > I also want to build a TBH to experience the differences in the hive
> > styles. I plan to build my own - as I have time - and if I happen to
> > catch a swarm, they will have a chance to reside in the TBH.
> > I will be monitoring the group and reading to get as much knowledge as I
> > can.
> > rick
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