Turned it off after about 1 minute. Although I want to keep an open mind about TF options I’m tired of the galvanizing dialogue.
I have been ranting about this "shallow warre" forever.
Never too late to look around and see what you have been missing out.I think Sam's shallow warre type hive is a great alternative to langstroth. ...... I'd give it serious thought....
If you run 10-frame Langs - those convert easily - you basically switch them to run the frames the short way.Seriously if I were to try them I'd probably go for it. I would require probably 100 boxes straight off. With at least another 100- 200 after. That's what I'd be looking at for initial conversion.
Not sure were one buys 4' of 1x6 for $0.80.....Mysteries of the #Comforthive Explained
A box hive inspired by Warre, Quinby, and Bevan. From the top down:
- 18" x 18" tile, or plywood, roofing, etc.
- Top feeder- quart deli containers with 6 holes, can fit 4 qts in empty box above
- Reflectix (x3 for winter) $0.36 -
Internal dimensions 11" x 11" x 6", made of rough cut pine 1" x 6".
Stapled bar rest 5/16".
8 bamboo skewers (5 mm) cut to 11" and spaced 1 1/4".
Entrances 7/8" (add 1/2" screen for winter).
Removable 26 gauge sheet metal divider 6" x 11"
$0.80 lumber, $0.28 skewers, $1.40 sheet metal
- Screen bottom board with 5/16" bee space $0.70 screen
- Reflectix bottom $0.36
- Stand- milk crate, cinder blocks, pallets, etc.
Makes 2 mating nucs = around $1.95 per nuc #youcandoit
Side note...In this drawing, the board is cupping toward the center of the tree. See the growth rings. Boards always cup away from the center of the tree. Alwayc construct the boxes with center of the tree on the outside.
Good catch Michael: Msl's advice is correct but the photo is wrong. To remember how it goes, think this: "Don't put your heart inside a box of pine"Side note...In this drawing, the board is cupping toward the center of the tree. See the growth rings. Boards always cup away from the center of the tree. Alwayc construct the boxes with center of the tree on the outside.
going to guess it was to eliminate waist, the boards are cut at 12"Why make it just slightly different than Warre, which has 300 mm inside dimensions (12 ") ?
HA! it was late and I grabbed the 1st picture that popped on google, woops inch:Msl's advice is correct but the photo is wrong