Request to rename two sub-forums.
Would you consider renaming two sub-forums as follows:
1)Forum: Top Bar Hive Forum (Minimalist beekeeping au natural).
Proposed new name: Horizontal Hive Forum (THB, Layen, Ukrainian, any other horizontal hives).
2)Forum: Warre Hive Forum (Warre hive beekeeping).
Proposed new name: Compact Vertical Hive Forum (Warre, Delon, Russian alpine, any other vertical compact hives).
Why the proposal:
* At their current forms, these sub-forums appear too restrictive to very specific hive types (TBH and Warre-classic only).
The ideas behind the both horizontal hives and compact vertical hives have been historically much wider and have many implementations (not just the two hive types).
Currently interest in other similar heritage hive formats are coming back (see Layens hives or Delon hives).
It would be proper and timely now to minimally modify (rename) the TBH and Warre sub-forums to reflect the current status and also make them "bigger tents".
* Several hive enthusiasts (myself, little_john, several others) have difficulty posting and finding subjects related to the horizontal hives or compact vertical hives.
This is because there are no dedicated places for these at this time.
For example, a newcomer would have hard time finding horizontal hive discussions by simply browsing the BS (several topis are deeply buried in the general Bee Forum now and are hard to find even by targeted search).
* The said forums should be easy to rename; this does not undo any existing context for the TBH/Warre stakeholders, but rather should create more interest and activity in the said forums (rather low traffic as of late).
* Better names can be proposed and taken also to reflect the change (if it is accepted).
I am simply trying to demonstrate the idea by proposed names and do not insist on the exact names above.
* I am not asking to move any postings at all (myself and others interested could just re-post few pointers of interest; some kind of a sticker up the top would be useful for that purpose though).
Thanks for your consideration!
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.