Starting TBH got a few questions
First, how does the top bar hive differ from other hives in terms of pest problems and pest control? How exactly do you apply whatever pest control is necessary in a top bar hive?
Second, I have seen a lot of conflicting opinions on entrances, bottoms, and ventilation. Thoughts on these three things would be greatly appreciated. I haven't actually built my hive yet, it is still in the planning stages so I want to get everything straight now so I can build it optimally the first time, rather than having to fix it later.
Third, most of the plans that I have seen, including the one that I have chosen, are approximately 44 inches in length. Aside from the awkwardness of it, is there any reason that I couldn't build one larger? 8 - 10 - 12 feet long?