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    Default Modified European Long Hives

    I want to show my friend's long hives, because I think that you will enjoy seeing the photos posted here:

    http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_..._long_hive.php

    Boris Romanov

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    has he got plans for those?

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Can't a supper be added to the top? And are there two colonies in each box?

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Looks like an oversize Lang, without the flexibility, but, beautiful carpentry!

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Awesome!

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    They look very nice, more European style of doing things. I've tried long Lang style hives. I don't like pulling out the frames perpendicular like that. It's much easier to pull them from the side of the hive, the frame parallel to the side of the hive where you are standing. So I switched back to regular Langs. It was a good experiment.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by beegeorge View Post
    has he got plans for those?
    No.

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Franklin View Post
    Can't a supper be added to the top? And are there two colonies in each box?
    Additional hive bodies are not possible, because the main idea of long hives is to have only one hive body without any attachments. This approach helps to maintain proper ventilation inside of the hive. As a matter of fact, I have never seen mold in Bogdan’s hives.

    Normally, my friend keeps just one colony in each hive (two entrances are opened). Nevertheless, if a colony occupies less than 2/3 of the hive, he uses a divider to limit access to the extra space. In this situation, the second hive entrance is closed.
    Last edited by Boris; 07-18-2012 at 10:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Based upon numerous email requests, I added new photos and dimensions here:
    http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_..._long_hive.php

    Boris Romanov

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by beegeorge View Post
    has he got plans for those?
    All the information you need to build it is in the photos. I like the idea of the triple wall and the cover boards that will be easy for me to do with my long hive.
    A Bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it rains.- Robert Frost

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    This is a pretty cool looking box. I like the idea that it seems to be both a Lang and a Top bar. It give's me some thoughts and idea's around Nucs. If there were more openings made along strategic locations couldn't this idea be utilized for creating Nuc's? I mean, you have both the starter, finisher, and nuc box all in the same 'box'. You could start on 1 end, moving queen cells from the left, into a divided queenless section in the center, followed by a nuc section on the right? This seems too simple, but with dividers sectioning the 3 different 'requirements' - shouldn't this work without any issues? Also, at the end of the year, you can just collapse everything down into a nuc or nuc 1/2 for the winter?

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    I am intrigued by this hive as lifting and managing the Lang boxes is something I have trouble with. It also seems that these hives would make winter management less arduous...there must be some way to modify them for feeding...sugar blocks,patties and syrup. Also hinging or modifying the bottom would make it easier for mite counts and OA vapour treatment.

    If one is harvesting honey for sales is production from these hives equal to that using Lang honey supers.

    I am interested to hear what those with experience have to say.
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    The hives I built last spring aren't nearly as beautiful as the ones belonging to Boris' friend, but they worked very well and were very cheap to build. None of mine made enough honey to require supers, but there's no reason they can't be supered.

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    Ray--1 year, 7 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Thanks to Barry Digman's thread posted here:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...-Bees-in-Sochi

    you can see some traditional Long Hives for big frames: http://www.beebehavior.com/beeimages.../long_hive.jpg

    Boris Romanov

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    Default Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Very cool. I am going to build one of these.
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