Re: [TopHive] PurrFek Hive...
>I do use 9 combs, or at least top bars.....sometimesthe bees say, "No! >Scot (Warre' List Semi-CrossPost)
Consideration of bees often starting in tree cavities/ stacked hives,
in the center-most area/top-bar. And possibly encouraged by odd
LOL! Do they offer any constructive criticism? Women!!!
Well, by going "non-square," width is added such that
9 TBs (top-bars) sort of occurs naturally, due to spacing.
And I just personally LIKE the idea of a single, longer,
center-most TB. For Warre' to make a hex or etc, ease
would have been lost. Not as much the case, today.
Some Lang-ers temporarily skip a frame or two and add
spacing, until comb is begun, then replace those skipped
previously, to "avoid" having the bees build across frames.
Of course, that's an added entry...
I sometimes even consider, aside from the initial topmost box,
having every other TB only, so every other comb extends past
adjoining-exiting [in THAT box] TBs. this would make harvest
a hassle however, but may lessen that phenomena of
"box-junction crossing," (I forget the actual name of it...)
Between bouts of considering how to trisect an angle,
;>) ... I consider the Ideal Hive. The Warre' is TB hive style.
But it also stacks, like a Lang, so floorage (horizontal space)
is less than with a H[orizontal]TBH.
One could use follower boards to make a top-most box,
7 TBs wide, initially, for added heat retention. Esp in a hex,
this would not be a huge loss or diminish-ment.) But again,
I must think ahead, or, remove the followers (IFF I chose to,)
by opening the hive, if desired when a package reaches outer
TBs. It still lacks the near total flex-ability of a book-leaf hive.
I would thus, like to have the *option* of rare, side access.
That could be done, with hinges. It almost requires "cool-
orientation." "Complex abilities, but achieved with simplicity."
Well, that's what winters are for! ;>)))
Happy NonDeNominational HollyDayze-
& God Bless! ;>)
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