Re: horizontal resource hive ?????
LJ will answer, I am sure.
Originally Posted by crofter
My version - I simply scoop out the stuff with a 2-3 inch wide paint scraper. It is that trivial.
Remember, with long hives you always have times when a third-hive/a half-hive is empty (end of the winter, for example).
Heck, you can fix/maintain/modify one half of the hive while bees doing their stuff in the other half.
You can even feed bees like so (having a new split cleaning up results of C&S extraction; good for them; good for me):
All those dances with bottom boards originate from small hives (8-10-12 frames) where you have no space to work inside the box.
Bottom cleaning is not a long hive problem (well, unless you want to get sophisticated).
Last edited by GregV; 02-27-2019 at 08:00 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.