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  1. #1
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    Default Conventional Langstroth Frames in Top Bar Hive

    This has probably already discussed at some stage, but does anyone keep bees in a modified TBH using conventional wired frames? Naturally, the box would need to be rectangular to accommodate them without the sloping sides but that is probably all that needs to be changed.

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    Default Re: Conventional Langstroth Frames in Top Bar Hive

    That is what is called a long hive.

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    Gallatin, Montana, USA
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    Default Re: Conventional Langstroth Frames in Top Bar Hive

    Search for Long Lang. There are plenty of threads with a lot of info on this site. I have 2-TBH's, 2-warre's, and 4-long langs. They are all learning lessons with unique advantages and lessons. Long langs are great as you don't have to lift boxes. If you try long langs make sure it is three boxes long. If you only do a two box it will fill up fast.

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    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
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    Default Re: Conventional Langstroth Frames in Top Bar Hive

    Just follow the link in my sig and you can see the first Long Langs I have built. My next 2 will be three boxes long. They work like a TBH but use Lang equipment and I can add honey supers if needed.
    Jack Moore ~ Sticky Bear Apiary
    Zone 7a ~ Elev: 4840ft. ~ https://www.facebook.com/StickyBearApiary

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    Default Re: Conventional Langstroth Frames in Top Bar Hive

    http://bushfarms.com/beeshorizontalhives.htm

    By definition it's not a top bar hive if there are frames...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  6. #6
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    Belews Creek, NC, USA
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    Default Re: Conventional Langstroth Frames in Top Bar Hive

    It would be nice to have a TB hive that had square sides, but used conventional top bars. My son's TBH's queen disappeared and although we found an opened queen cell, have yet to see brood. It would be so easy to fortify his hive by dropping some of my Lang frames with brood into it.

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