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    I have a train load of supers, i'd like to use them to construct some tbh's..would it work ok to bore a 2 inch hole in the end of 2 of them and 2 holes in one (being the middle one)and connect all 3 together to make one long thb? i'd be using my regular frames.thanks!!
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    sounds a lot like the long hives I built

    http://www.drobbins.net/bee's/lh/lh.html

    I think I'd do more than drill 2" holes
    I'd cut as big a square out of the side as I could and still leave a little strength
    think about what you'll use for a bottom

    Dave

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    Dave, yup that's what I had in mind..your hives sho are purdy...almost to purdy to set outside... as far as the bottoms, I was just planning on using hardware cloth,whadda u think??
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    the problem is that a super is to shallow to do that
    you want about 1/2" to 3/4" between the bottom of the frame and the bottom board/screen whatever
    since I built mine from scratch I could built it in
    if you build one from supers you'll have to figure out a way to compensate
    maybe glue a 3/4" x 3/4" strip along the bottom of the whole thing?

    Dave

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    >I have a train load of supers, i'd like to use them to construct some tbh's..would it work ok to bore a 2 inch hole in the end of 2 of them and 2 holes in one (being the middle one)and connect all 3 together to make one long thb? i'd be using my regular frames.thanks!!

    I don't think it will work. I think they need more communication than that.

    Why not build a TBH and use the supers to super them?
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    I vote for MB's idea. You'd be a lot better off.
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    >Why not build a TBH and use the supers to super them?

    I have done that and it works fine but..
    I have like 100 supers just sitting there that will probably never be used..and I though maybe I could screw them together long ways and make a tbh out of them...
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    You can always try one or two. If they won't move into the next box you can make other plans. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    I just don't like langstroth equipment for TBHs. That bars are just too long really, and the sloped walls of the ktbh style design really improves the comb durability.
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