I have just finished my first season with the bees, and I am hoping to design and build a THB over the winter. TBHs are not as common over here in the UK, so there is no standard set of dimensions. I would quite like the bars to be the same length as 'National' type frames (17"), so they are, if nescesary, interchangeable with my existing hives. Other than that I have no idea where to start, so could I have some ideas please.
  • What is the best angle for the walls?</font>
  • Fixed or seperate floor?</font>
  • Entrance in end or side of hive?</font>
  • How much to allow for expansion of the timber?</font>
  • etc.</font>

I think I might get quite a few conflicting opinions here. [img]smile.gif[/img]