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  1. #1
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    will the bees attach comb to the sides of the box?

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    They certainly will.

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    and they dont in a tbh?

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    no they do
    My Mom's other kids are smarter than me, but i'm not nearly as nice.

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    cant they be trained not to? j/k

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    put 3/8" spacers on the sides, like the spacers on the ends of a tbh. a lang super is a box a tbh is a box they both work. mixing lang frames and top bars also works.
    all that is gold does not glitter

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    >cant they be trained not to? j/k

    no. However, once cut, attachments often are not rebuilt.(eventually)

    [size="1"][ July 11, 2006, 12:38 PM: Message edited by: jim b ][/size]
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    They don't attached them solidly to the sides. The attachments are easily cut when removing a comb. They often are not rebuilt.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    it apears to me that top bars dont have spaces between them when you look at them from the top when they are in the box. am i seeing this correctly? doesnt this reduce air circulation?

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    No, its the ceiling, the bees build comb and move air just as they like....its similar to being in a feral state where there is no beekeeper at all to tell them they need more circulation. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>

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    &gt;it apears to me that top bars dont have spaces between them when you look at them from the top when they are in the box. am i seeing this correctly?

    Just like any natural hive, there are no spaces at the top between the combs.

    &gt;doesnt this reduce air circulation?

    It doesn't seem to hurt it. The bees seem to thrive in them.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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