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Re: [TopHive] New TBH Links that I have posted

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  • leon adams
    Hi Robert You ve provided me with some good information. I have wondered about the slanted sides and I am glad to hear from someone who has tried it. Best
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 23, 2005
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      Hi Robert
      You've provided me with some good information. I have
      wondered about the slanted sides and I am glad to hear
      from someone who has tried it.
      Best wishes -keep in touch.

      Leon Adams(my friends call me Chief Lee)
      --- Robert <beebiz43@...> wrote:

      >
      > Hello Everyone,
      >
      > I just thought you might like to know that I have
      > posted some links
      > to some sites that I found very helpful while
      > learning about TBH's.
      > You can find them by clicking on "Links" on the left
      > side of your
      > screen, then click on the folder named "beebiz43's
      > TBH Links." I
      > hope you find these sites as helpful as I have.
      >
      > After literally hours upon hours of reading about
      > the TBH's, I have
      > come to some conclusions about them. First, the
      > only crucial
      > measurement in the TBH is the width of the top bars
      > themselves. They
      > should be between 1 1/4" and 1 3/8". I'll have to
      > leave the metric
      > conversions to you all! Second, straight sides seem
      > to be just as
      > good as the slanted sides and makes the hive a lot
      > easier to build.
      > Third, not having to rotate hive bodies and carry
      > supers filled with
      > honey like you do with Langstroth hives, the TBH's
      > are a lot easier
      > to manage and not near as hard on a person's back.
      > Fourth, because
      > the bees naturally build a smaller comb when no
      > foundation is used,
      > the bees don't seem to be quite as susceptible to
      > many of the
      > diseases and pests. And finally, a beekeeper can
      > build a TBH as
      > simple or as elaborate, as attractive or as ugly as
      > he/she likes...
      > the bees don't care as long as the top bars are the
      > right width!
      > Case in point, I've even seen a TBH that was created
      > out of an old,
      > non-working refrigerator! These conclusions are
      > what influenced me
      > to start keeping my bees in TBH's and not Langs this
      > year.
      >
      > Anyway, good luck with your bees and remember to
      > have fun along the
      > way!
      >
      > Sincerely,
      > beebiz43
      >
      >
      >
      >




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