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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    In summary, I am considering a screened bottom with plastic bottom trays (standard Freeman Beetle trays). The tray frame will have two slots that will allow about one inch of ventilation on the entire length on one side of the hive. I am in north central Oklahoma so additional ventilation in...
  2. FAQ
    Traditionally, most wood beehives have had [solid] wood bottoms. If the hive has a bottom entrance, there is an opening for the bees to enter/exit the hive, but the bottom of the hive is otherwise closed off to the environment. A more recent design substitutes wire screen for the wood bottom...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello Everyone, I just bought a used TBH that consists of the main box with sloped sides and the top bars. I have a few questions about it and am hoping for suggestions based on your expertise in a California-like coastal environment. It does get hot here (90's) for a few days in the summer...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I've got 2 hives in my field, one a Langstroth which is doing great (its 2nd year) and one a TBH which I started this year. I'm the only one in my area with a TBH and don't have that much experience on top of that, so I feel like I'm winging it a bit. The TBH is one of Phil Chandler's 48"...
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