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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am new to beekeeping and constructed my first horizontal Langstroth hive. I am in the process of making design modifications before I build my second hive this week. I have been researching ventilation and moisture control, a lot, and feel like I am going in circles. Any help on the questions...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi everyone, Here's a little background information before I begin. -I live in a high and dry area of Colorado at 9000ft. The nectar flow isn't on yet. We are just beginning to see penstemon pop up, but it has mainly been dandelions and asters up until now. -I installed my nuc into my new...
  3. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hi everyone. I'm Nick, I live in Southwest Michigan, and I am a recovering package-buying beekeeper. Three years of doing that, three years of Georgia bees dying for various reasons. PSM, SHB, mice, condensation, and bad beekeeping too I'm sure. I'm ready to try something different this time...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm curious if anyone else does this (using top bars that don't touch and a cover cloth) because I'm genuinely interested in working my top bar hives (well, also my extra-deep horizontal hives) this way. The idea is to use a cover cloth like in a Warre hive, or in the German...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello, I just finished building two very large Jumbo/Dedant horizontal hives. Here where I live Dedant brood chambers are the standard practice and I plan on starting my horizontal hive with a readily available nuc (again Dedant size). Since I am planning on maybe using these horizontal boxes...
  6. Bee Forum
    Greetings all, This will be my first year beekeeping. I will be starting my beekeeping journey with a Layens, Lazutin, or Long Langstroth Hive. Hoping to find others on this forum familiar with horizontal and extra deep horizontal hives, and ideally folks who are familiar with their use in a...
  7. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Hello everybody, I am a French Warré hobbyist beekeeper and author of the Small Hive Project (www.smallhiveproject.eu) This non-commercial project is about a small horizontal hive that I designed for backyard beekeeping. Starting from spring 2018, I will populate 4 copies of this hive and...
  8. Welcome Forum
    New beekeeper from Gastonia, NC Actually, my ex and I had 2 hives for about 2 seasons 15 years ago and now I'm on my own, wanting to try this bee thing again. I'm a retired journalist, a current licensed massage therapist and looking at retiring this fall. So interesting to see that there are...
  9. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I love my Tanzanian Top Bar Hive...except the comb attachments. I faithfully cut the comb from the sides at each inspection, but it just makes the bees angry. I thought a solution might be to convert the top bars to simple frames using 3/8 or 1/2 dowels on the sides. A narrower frame bottom...
  10. Equipment/Hardware
    Here's my latest Longhive. Also referred to as a Long Lang or Horizontal Hive. The length is the equivalent of three 10 frame Langstroth bee hives beside each other. It has now had the bees moved into it and the hive has two queens, one on each side divided by a vertical queen excluder. This...
  11. Bee Forum
    Maybe this is an odd question, but I'm profoundly ignorant and hoping to improve, so I'll ask anyway. First, background: I'm a would-be beekeeper. I spent this winter studying everything I could find, reading books and forums. We have a piece of forest and meadow up in Northern NY that I...
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