Top Bar Hive Design
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  1. #1
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    Default Top Bar Hive Design

    Interested in designing a top bar hive from scratch? My Build a Top Bar Hive page describes the process.

    But Mogans Jensen has illustrated and detailed the process in his more than 80 page free pdf Beekeeping with Apis cerana indica. It’s with a slightly different bee than our Apis mellifera. But the principles are the same.

    Besides design, it’s a very good read for anyone interested in top bar hive beekeeping and sustainability.

    I found this hidden gem while browsing bNews

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    thanks! Free is the best!

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    Thanks for sharing this. Looks like a good read from what I've gotten through so far.

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    Oh Baby !!

    CHeck out the extractor on page 60-63.
    2nd year with bees. 3 Top Bar hives in my back yard.
    Zone 5b/6a. 'Crackpipe' OAV.

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    So simple, but brilliant. I've got an old bicycle I could rob for the drive and go from there. This could be a game changer for honey production. Thanks for pointing this out!

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    that's great!
    I remember something about using a wire basket for Warre combs but couldn't visualize it. now I can

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    The full color pictures in the PDF book were fascinating. It is interesting to see how people in other parts of the world keep bees.
    Zone 6B

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    Looks like I need some Coconuts!
    It is a tall, right handed, world! I am neither!!!!

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    This is the second time in less than a week that I have seen that extractor. Now I know where it came from.
    It is a tall, right handed, world! I am neither!!!!

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    the hyperlink to your site doesn't seem to be working

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    The thing I'm trying to figure out is how to fabricate this extractor.

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    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Design

    Lay a bicycle on its side and glue a laundry basket to the back tire.

    That should get you about 80% there....

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