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  1. Re: Winter Lang Hive - size reduction idea(!?)

    A lick of paint - yup - don't know why we say that. No wonder foreigners have such difficulty learning English. :)

    Anyway - I've just found some photos I've been looking for ...

    One year - long...
  2. Re: Winter Lang Hive - size reduction idea(!?)

    You could do, certainly - but I don't use any insulation - just the air itself.

    Batten ? - it's that language thing again ... :) We usually use the term 'batten' to refer to wood of a certain...
  3. Re: Winter Lang Hive - size reduction idea(!?)

    A useful article, but I'd just point out that you don't need to use any form of foam. Trapped air is the most excellent insulator, costs nothing, and can very easily be incorporated.
    For many years...
  4. Re: Winter Lang Hive - size reduction idea(!?)

    Yes. What you're describing is the use of 'dummy frames', and indeed some beekeepers - particularly in Scotland - do exactly this to reduce an 11-frame box (a standard UK size) to 8-frame.
    Myself,...
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