Re: An Introduction to FOLD-HIVES
Not going to repeat the comments above (enough said)...
Here are few points where I am trying to be useful, since OP asked for it.
If a new design is proposed, then it is is kinda assumed to offer benefits over some existing prototype.
So, let's take existing commercial Lang 10 frame, multi-body as a prototype to compare and ask few questions?
* which exact weaknesses of the prototype this FOLD-HIVE is trying to resolve?
** lack of visual appeal?
** lack of insulation?
** need to lift heavy supers?
* if any of the above questions are answered to demonstrate superiority of the FOLD-HIVE over prototype, what are the associated costs?
** high cost in $$ up front?
** lack of compatibility that means MORE $$ to maintain the FOLD-HIVE in the future (locked in to the vendor)?
** any newly introduced issues (e.g. too many moving parts causing excessive complications in maintenance)?
Simply put, what is the OP trying to solve?
As for me it is only trying to solve the lack personality of the commercial Lang boxes.
Well, this particular issue has been solved many times already while not introducing new issues that the FOLD-HIVE has many (too many for me).
PS: the issue of "stack of heavy boxes" has been solved many times over (even before the issue came along to begin with).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.