I've just been informed that my TBH is too short! It is a Golden Mean Hive design from backayardhive.com. It's only 3 feet and I've just been told they need to be 4 feet to prevent over-crowding.
Has anyone else out there used a 3 foot hive (or one with about 18 bars)?
What has your experience been like? How often do you experience swarms? What's your honey production like? Do they get very hot very easily?