Hi, new here, 2 posts in the welcome forum.
I have a TBH I picked up on Craigslist. Nicely made, glass window. I made new bars for it, with wedge guides. No bees yet; need to wait for next year now.
Inside dimensions 12.5" wide, 9.5" deep, 34" long.
Is this too small? Will it be a constant swarm risk? Should I make a second one for spillover?
One other thing I've realized in reading: seems like bees are like rabbits and just keep multiplying. I really don't want a business. I just want to maybe help out the bees a little bit by not using any chemicals, letting them build natural sized cells, etc. I would like to have just one or two hives and keep it that way.
Is that a realistic goal? I can't really just let them swarm. I'm in a neighborhood. Good sized lots, but still have folks and their houses within a few hundred feet.