Re: Dartinton hive questions
I made one similar. It seemed to work fine. I made mine using Modified Dadant frames 11 in deep. It had legs so it was up to working height. I could put regular shallow langstroth supers on top two wide. I know there was a few producers in years ago who used long hives. One was F. J. Mongin, Green Bay Wisconsin in about 1921 who used long brood chambers with 19 frames in them. He could then put supers on top. He used regular langstroth supers and could stack them on beside the other and on up. He did not put legs on his hives...they were pretty much ground level according to the photo and he had them inside a circular house. He was said to be quite successful. Also a man named O. O. Poppleton and he was a very successful beekeeper.
Here is some info on long idea hives ... http://www.beesource.com/forums/arch.../t-226468.html
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