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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have a 30 frame Long Lang that I want to move a hive into before winter. I moved the current Langstroth hive about 10 feet within the same yard so its entrance is close to the entrance of the Long Lang with branches in front. They are reorienting well after 2 days. Now I am wondering how...
  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. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Recently, I saw a post about Long Box users switching back to traditional Langs because their bees store very little honey in them! I've been considering scrapping my plans for a long box and just using a normal Lang, but I am wondering if I am just scaring too easily. I'd like to keep this...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello Everyone! I have been designing a Long Lang I want to build, but don't know how many frames I should build it to hold. I have seen plans that hold 30, but have read others say that isn't enough. Others have said they won't fill a box longer than 45", which is just about 30 frames. My...
  5. 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...
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I was thinking of building a long top bar hive with straight sides to Lanstroth dimensions. I'd like to go about 20 frames long so I could but two medium supers on top for honey. Also 20 frames is about wha Id want to leave them for winter. Will the comb hold up on a bar that long and deep? I...
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