Hi everyone. I'm converting my TBHs to 19" in order to run them with Langstroth hives (it also seems that more and more TBH beekeepers are running 19in bars). Does anyone have or has anyone seen some good ideas to extend existing 17" bars to 19"? I have 3 four foot hive and a nuc with 17" bars and I don't want to waste the bars (with or without comb). I'm thinking of just attaching thin 19in strips to the top of the 17" bars.
Game plan is to move combs from 2 TBHs into foundationless frames in langstroth hives and then covert to two empty Top Bar hives to 19" by replacing the ends. I'm trying to reuse the sides as they are made of cedar and have windows.
Look forward to your thoughts and ideas!