Hard Winter TBH
- Greetings All:
Although I am not in a hard winter area (near coastal central California =
bee paradise) I am developing a compact box tanzanian style that may be
suitable for cold climates. This is a relativly deep hive with a near equal
width and depth. I am developing this a a "cabinet observation hive", where
one can demonstrate the natural comb development seen in the wild. This
would fit the classifaction "Tanzanian", but is not of mostly horizontal
aspect, as are most tanzanians. Since one side is openable, any comb
atachments may be easily separated, even though there is not excess space
For my developents in Kenyan Tob Bar Hives, see "ccdemo.info" and navigate
from the home page.
If anyone is interested I can post my current developments. In particular I
am working on wood reenforced cardboard boxes with additional weather
protection - very suitable for quick and cheap hiving of swarms, but the
shape appears suitable for colder climates.
on 5/17/03 6:34 PM, harmony@... at harmony@... wrote:
> Thanks Bill,
> Is there any other activity on the list?
> Anyone else have any info. on TBH's in cold weather?
>> Sorry, I don't know anyone personally. My brother raised bees in Vermont
>> and though he didn't use the technique, he knew of farmers who brought
>> their hives into the barn for the winter.
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