This is my first year with TB hives and I will admit I am hooked after only 2 weeks.
My company is a furniture manufacturer here in NC and we run current CNC technology for all of our wood parts. CNC routers, saws etc.
I hand ripped my 32mm top bars from 4/4 red oak this year. Next year I plan on running them on a moulder. I'll run in 6' or 8' lengths, one pass and they're done. If you would be interested in buying some of these (4/4 oak), I'll price them and we will go from there. Sure took me a long time to hand rip and bevel 120 bars this year.
I am also going to set up a program on the CNC to build hive parts -- sides, bottom, back, and front. Dovetail construction, all from shop scrap, 3/4" or 1" plywood.
If we could arrive at a common size, I think they would be pretty cheap.
Are you interested?
Sweet. I'd be interested if the price was right. Oh and they were 19" long.
I'd be interested as well. Will your CNC machine accept AutoCad files to work from? You may contact me by e-mail to discuss further (email@example.com). Thanks
If SLO-SYN CNC language is still used, I can
help out with programming, but I expect that
SLO-SYN went the way of paper punched tape
I would run the bars in 5'or 6' lengths (ship UPS that way) you cut to the length desired.
I'll contact you to discuss.
Doesn't seem to be much interest yet, as top bar guys are like me -- very cheap-- and wanting to experiment with hive and bar design. That said , I'll still run my own bars and hive parts this year and post a price for those interested.
i am interested how much do you charge?
I think most of the fun is building them myself.
I am interested. Contact me please or post here.
I can drive to Kernersville or meet you at the NC State meeting in Clemmons.
I am new to this BB, have been a beekeeper for 1 year and wish I had known of TBH's before I started.
I'm interested. What hive dimensions did you use this year?