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    Default Antique long hives.

    Since we don't have a better place for classic long hives, dropping it right here - an excellent video of a classic Ukrainian hive.
    The classic Old World "top bar hive" - very appropriately.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jemP8FEP_dE
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: Antique long hives.

    Looks fun to try.
    Splitting a first year hive successfully https://youtu.be/ZfRTreQ-S9c

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    Default Re: Antique long hives.

    That looks like smashing hive, Greg - thanks - and as with so many of the videos from the Ukraine, really wish they had subtitles. Interesting little door at the back - I picked up a word in the commentary which sounded like 'stimulate' - so may be for supplying feed ? But that would appear to only work if the partition/follower board was removed ... ?
    Questions, questions ... there's obviously a need to attract a Ukranian onto the forum who could then translate.
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    Default Re: Antique long hives.

    Quote Originally Posted by little_john View Post
    That looks like smashing hive, Greg - thanks - and as with so many of the videos from the Ukraine, really wish they had subtitles. Interesting little door at the back - I picked up a word in the commentary which sounded like 'stimulate' - so may be for supplying feed ? But that would appear to only work if the partition/follower board was removed ... ?
    Questions, questions ... there's obviously a need to attract a Ukranian onto the forum who could then translate.
    LJ
    The video author did not now know the purpose of the door - as he stated.

    However, from my readings on Polish/Ukrainian long hives, that is pretty standard solution for the long hives of that design and time (late 19th/early 20th century).
    That is a "utility door" (allows to clean the bottom easily as you just sweep the hive out; allows for inserting supplemental feed w/o opening the hive during wet/cold weather - basically, an alternative utility access with minimal bee disturbance).
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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