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2638Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina

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  • Joe Caracausa
    Mar 26, 2013
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      In my opinion, the main drawback to TBH is that there is very limited space and you have to rob honey almost twice a month (maybe weekly) to keep the bees from running out of space. I tried building a 'super' that ran full length of the TBH box, but it was also very impractical. I used 'frames' going the long way and there was not a good way to get honey out of them. I used empty frames with a strip of foundation along the top. I am sure there has to be a flexible TBH system that can allow for less intervention during the honey flow, but I have not seen one yet.

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      Joe Caracausa

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      From: R Prosser <reprosser@...>
      To: TopHive <TopHive@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 9:13 am
      Subject: Re: [TopHive] Re: Hello from South Carolina

      I 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@...>
      To: TopHive@yahoogroups.com
      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.
      > Sent from my iPhone
      > 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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