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I just wanted to post some pictures of a hybrid Lang top bar hive that I recently finished. It is constructed mostly out of 1" rough cut poplar, although the 2x4's on the bottom are pine. The Lang side is a ten frame deep, and the top bar side matches some plans that I found and used online for a standard top bar hive by T.J. Carr and John Bradford. The good thing about that pattern is that the width and the height of the top bar section exactly matches that of the Lang so it was only a matter of cutting some angle adapters to splice the two hives together. there is also an IPM bottom board and a true bottom under that.

I primarily built this hive so that i could do splits from Langstroth equipment into top bar hive and move away from adding and lifting supers. One deviation from the Carr and Bradford standard design is that I moved the entrance to the middle. It is my understanding that a middle entrance can cause issues with overwintering.
Any comments and suggestions are welcome.
 

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I like it. Odd but what isnt in beekeeping?
I've been courious about starting a TBH and this looks like a good way to begin building the beginning componets to have ready for the big TBH.

Do you have pictures of the TOP n Inner cover??
 

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My top bar hives and nucs all have the sloped sides, I wanted to be able to move bars from one to another without having to cut them down.
 
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