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Thread: TBH mating nucs

  1. #1
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    Has anybody made kenyan style mini mating nucs? if so how well did they work and could you provide diminsions? Also I am new to TBH am I correct in understanding that the combs will not be stuck to the sides of the hive body?

  2. #2
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    The combs will be stuck to the sides ocassionally regardless of KTBH (sloped) or TTBH (not sloped) configurations. I have seen no noticable difference between them. If you go with the TTBH and a standard Langstroth dimensions (I tried deeps and settled on mediums) then you can use standard medium nucs. I make two frame nucs for queenrearing and my TTBH bars will fit in those.

    I'm sure you could do the KTBH as a mating nuc if you want, but I haven't tried it.

    Some mating nucs are already top bar hives with a slight slope:

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/kirchhain.html
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    How about just the other end of the TBH? Used with a follower board.

    Hawk
    KC0YXI

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