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    Re: Top bars in a langstroth

    The top of a frame is about an inch, leaving 3/8" for bee space between two frames. If you were to put a frame in a TBH, you would need to fill in the bee space, I think.

    I was proposing a shim...
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    Re: Top bars in a langstroth

    I just went out to check my first top bar hives. It took me 45 minutes to deal with my 3 Langstroth foundationless hives, and 5 minutes to check the two top bar hives.

    The langs are ahead because...
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    Re: Top bars in a langstroth

    I used just the standard frame top bars in two hives four years ago, thinking that this would simulate a top-bar hive without me having to rip top bars and build new hives.

    It was a total...
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    Re: catching a swarm

    How do you keep wax moth out of the comb when you are using it as bait? It's a big problem where I am.
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    Re: custom wood kits international facebook page

    Do your vented top bars have edges to maintain the proper spacing, or do you need to space them yourself?

    Also on your non-angled-sided hive, is it just basically a long Langstroth medium in...
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    Re: custom wood kits international facebook page

    Can you post the dimensions of your Kenyan and Tanzanian top bar hives?

    Thanks,

    Ellen
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    Custom Wood Kits International

    Here is the link. Has anyone used them?

    http://www.customwoodkitsinternational.com/?gclid=CMmH89udqp8CFVFM5QodwDHE1g
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