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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    Very informative response, thanks.

    Well, we're in southwestern Georgia. We have few nights that get below 30 and very rarely below 20F. I'd be more inclined to worry about heat management Jult...
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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    While this hive looks nice it also looks like it adds another level of complexity and cost while removing a bit of versatility.

    The suggestion of another vertical design seems to suggest a...
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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    I don't plan to put the hives in the greenhouse. I plan to use the greenhouse to start a large amount of bee friendly annuals to be planted around our property.
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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    I have read the opposite, they build down hence the development of the Layens hive and since comb is built from the top down. I think the direction has more to do with continuous comb not additional...
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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    Yeah, the back thing is driving my horizontal interest too. I just recently discovered the Layens hive while cruising bee information on the Web. Just curious if the deeper construction is a benefit...
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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    @rweakly: Helpful video, thanks.

    I'm not trying to get anyone to decide for me, just looking for information and experience that would help me choose. I'm really leaning toward the long Langstroth...
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    Long Langstroth or Layens?

    "You are slower than molasses in February in North Dakota when it comes to spending more than $20 on any one item" Says my darling wife. I have been pondering keeping bees as a hobby/activity since...
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    Re: let me introduce myself

    Thanks. Just found the site. I don't know if I'll need much insulation here in southwest Georgia. We might get five or six days a year that the nighttime temps drop into the teens. Not sure if we'll...
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    Re: let me introduce myself

    Welcome from another noob to the forum. Had to give a nod from a former Prescott resident. We moved away following an Army career in the early '80s.

    We've no hives yet but I have become very...
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    Good value or not?

    I just found a "beginners" set up on Amazon that makes me step back and wonder if its too good to be true. Little Larue Apiary out of Mt Vernon, Ohio is offering a complete hive kit including:


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    Hail from SOWEGA

    That's SOuthWEstern GeorgiA home of the biggest gnat and carpenter bee populations known to man.

    In the next two or three years I plan to leave full time employment and I want to find something...
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